Sometimes there just isn’t enough time in the day to get to the gym and do a full workout. So we’ve devised 4 great 10-minute workouts for you to do on the occasions when you’re stuck for time. These short but intense bursts of activity are great for your heart, will boost your metabolism and will keep you energised and more mentally focussed for the rest of the day.
1. 10-Minute Cardio Circuit
Devoting just ten minutes to physical activity is enough to increase the blood flow around your body. As well as raising your oxygen levels, this will improve your circulation and stimulate all your vital organs, improving brain, skin and kidney function to name but a few. Another reason to perform cardio is for the positive effects on your metabolism – even a short cardio exercise session can up your metabolic rate which in turn makes your body warmer, great for keeping out that cold autumnal weather!
2. 10-Minute Abs Workout
Even 10 minutes is enough to get your abs burning; if you don’t believe us then try out the above routine! Not only is it a way to improve your figure, it also strengthens the core muscles which stabilise your body, helping you to maintain better posture. Stronger abs will also make breathing easier as they keep your internal organs and your diaphragm in the right place.
3. 10-Minute Butt Workout
The muscles of the buttocks, known as the gluteus maximus or simply the glutes, are the largest muscles in the body, so getting them working hard will be very beneficial and make for an efficient workout. They help support your body, especially your knees and hips, and strengthening the glutes can help decrease the risk of lower back pain. And then, of course, there is the aesthetic side. A regular butt workout will make you look great in those new jeans which in turn will definitely boost your confidence!
4. 10-Minute Meltdown
Simply swapping ten minutes of inactivity for a quick blast of exercise will make you feel very virtuous. After a short period of exercise, you’ll enjoy a release of endorphins like serotonin and dopamine. These both create the feel-good factor. And, of course, the increased calorie consumption exercise requires results in weight loss. The great thing about short workouts is you won’t feel as tired afterwards and so will be less likely to mistake fatigue for hunger. Short workouts and a consistent, healthy diet are a steady and sustainable way to lose weight. This 10-minute meltdown will get you sweating and your heart beating fast as you engage muscles in all parts of your body.
We recommend using a yoga or exercise mat to support you during such workouts, and if you need to purchase one you can find a great selection in our online store here. For all other fitness and sports equipment requirements do check out our store homepage.