It seems that a lot of people are having trouble working out for long periods of time. An hour or even 30 minutes of exercise seems like excruciating torture. If that’s you, you might benefit from this multiple ten-minute workout method.
Research has shown that working out even just for ten minutes has enormous health benefits. In fact, working out for ten minutes several times a day is about as beneficial as one long workout session. Some case studies even show that this method of working out is better for you.
When Should You Do Your Workouts?
Ideally, you’ll do these ten-minute workouts three to five times a day.
If you work in a restrictive environment, then you might do one before work, one on your lunch break and one after work.
If you have a more liberal work environment, you might be able to take ten minutes off to do your routine during your work day. If that’s the case, you might be able to fit in as many as five sessions a day.
If you plan on doing your workouts at work, you might want to bring a towel or a change of clothes just in case you work up a decent sweat.
What Should the Workout Consist Of?
What these ten-minute workouts consist of depends a lot on what your health and fitness goals are.
Most people find that they’ll want to do at least one or two sessions of primarily cardiovascular workouts.
A ten-minute jogging session in the middle of the day can do wonders for your concentration. If you can’t get out of the office, a ten-minute round of invisible jump-rope can do the same.
If you want to build a toned body or develop firmer abs, doing one or two sessions of muscle building can also work. Spend your ten-minute session with either equipment-free muscle building exercises like squats or sit-ups, or use an easy to carry exercise band.
The 30-Day Trial
Skeptical that doing ten minutes of working out a few times a day could really make a difference? To see for yourself, give it a trial for 30 days to see how it affects you.
Make sure you commit to doing at least three ten-minute workout sessions every day. Notice how you feel energetically, mentally and emotionally after one or two weeks of doing these workouts
Also take note of how quickly you get out of breath. Do you find that you can push yourself further over time? Do you feel like you’re getting healthier?
And finally, check your weight at the end of the 30-day period to see what this kind of workout routine has done for you. Chances are you’ll find that it worked quite well.