Ways to Squeeze In 10-Minute Exercises Throughout Your Day

Would you be able to squeeze in 10-minute exercises here and there, even on your busiest of days?

45-60 minutes is the recommended amount of time to be spent exercising for weight loss and fitness. But sometimes finding that chunk of time every day is a challenge. And other times, it’s just not going to happen. Life gets busy for us all, and then we’re left feeling guilty, tired, or defeated because we missed, yet again, another workout. But what if you only needed 10 minutes?

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6 Strength Training Exercises You Should Try Today!

Strength training and building muscle are essential parts of a healthy and fit lifestyle.

Many studies have shown that the more muscle mass you have, the higher your resting metabolic rate. So unlike traditional cardio, strength training gives you an afterburn. This means that your body will continue to burn calories for up to 72 hours after you are done working out. Burn more calories while at rest? We’ll take it!

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Time for Tabata

This past week marks the first time I have worked out since July 2013.  I have an excuse; at least for the first 9 months of my 17 month sabbatical.  I was pregnant with my son, and for numerous reasons, was advised not to exercise.  However, for the remaining 8 months each day was accompanied by a new excuse. “The baby was up 3 times last night,” “I ran out of coffee and I can only work out when I drink caffeine” (never mind the 24 pack of Diet Coke in the fridge), or my go-to, “I need to clean the house.” (Because, that takes at least 5 hours.) Well, sometimes it does but that’s not the point.  The point is that everyone knows the best clothes of the year come out in the spring, which means I’ve got roughly 4 months and 20lbs standing between me and a pair of seafoam dyed skinny jeans.

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Quick & Dirty Workouts

You don’t have much time to do anything these days, let alone get in a decent workout. We get it, it’s hard to prioritize all of your “must do’s” and “should do’s” (plus some of those “really want to do’s”). You know that exercising every day is an important aspect of your long-term health. Well, luckily studies show you only need about 30 minutes of physical activity a day to reap the health benefits. So, here’s a few quick & dirty workouts that will only take about 30 minutes to complete and get you closer to that 30-minutes-a-day goal. Continue reading Quick & Dirty Workouts