I’ve posted a couple of times this month about the many ways moving helps your body. It helps your body get rid of waste, rev up your immune system, improve digestion, maintain a healthy body weight, boost energy, build healthy bones and strong muscles, it’s good for your heart, and so much more!
This is why it’s SO IMPORTANT to make time for workouts. And it takes a LOT less time than you might think. Want some proof? I’ve got a FANTASTIC time-crunch workout for you that covers all the bases. It’s perfect for when your schedule is jammed or you’re traveling.
It’s tempting to shrug off your workout when time is tight… but I don’t recommend that, for one simple reason. It’s so much easier to STAY on track then it is to GET BACK on track!
This workout will give you a heart-pumping, muscle-strengthening workout that will leave you feeling energized.
One of the reasons it’s so effective and efficient is that it alternates cardio activities with strength exercises, giving you the best of both worlds. And it’s low-impact, so it’s great for most fitness levels!
Time Crunch Workout
Do a 5-minute warm-up (brisk walking, leg swings, arm swings, etc.) and then 5 minutes of cardio activity (walking, jogging, running, etc.)
Then do this circuit:
- 15 squats
- 10 push-ups
- 10 lunges each side
- 10 triceps dips
- 20 glute bridges
- 30 seconds to 1 minute plank
- 3 to 5 minutes of cardio
Repeat the circuit for a total of 15 to 25 minutes, and then cool down with light movement (such as easy walking) to bring your heart rate back to normal. Stretch.