10 Minute Workout Session

The recommended number of minutes that you should spend for exercise each week is 150. That is according to the Mayo Clinic and American Heart Association. When you look at those numbers, you are probably thinking how you can even squeeze it into your daily schedule knowing that you are a busy person with a lot of responsibility. Lack of time is the main alibi that people give when they do not want to exercise. However, there are workouts as short as 10 minutes that you can do every day to strengthen your body. Here are some of them.

Jumping Jacks

  • Start with your feet together and arms resting at your side.
  • Jump while bringing your legs and arms in an outward position. The feet should be about one meter apart, while the arms are in an angle of 45 degrees above the shoulders. The palm should face forward while doing this; some even clap their hands to liven up the exercise.
  • Go back to the original position by bringing your hand at your side and feet together.
  • Repeat as desired.

Half Burpees

  • Assume a push-up position.
  • While keeping your hands to the ground, hop or bring your toes close to your hands.
  • Go back to the starting position.
  • Repeat without a pause to get your heart rate up.


  • Stand with your feet apart and hands resting at your side.
  • Bend your knees, push your hips backwards, and make sure that your bottom is leveled to the height of your knees.
  • Your weight should be on your heels. Your back and head must be straight to make it more efficient.
  • Stand up straight, and then repeat.

Mountain Pose

  • Stand straight with your feet together and arms relaxed at the side.
  • Breathe deeply, and then raise your hands.
  • Move as if you are reaching the sky with your fingertips. Hold this position for 30 seconds, and then repeat.

You can perform all of these exercises for 10 minutes or less. The goal is to quicken your heart rate and sweat it out. They are quick, easy, and you do not have to spend a single dime buying any equipment. Now, you do not have any excuses to forgo exercise.

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