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Creating a lighter, healthier you is a multi-step process. One of the most important steps, and the main focus of this section, is exercise. Here we explore everything from the benefits of exercise to how much and how often it is necessary to promote weight loss.

Quick & Efficient 10 Minute Workout Ideas

No one says that you have to have big chunks of exercise each day. Break up 45 minutes of activity if you need to. Try these exercises below! Our Fitness Experts suggest using a pedometer to keep track of your steps. Aim for at least 10,000 steps a day!

Quick & Efficient 10 Minute Workout Ideas

To burn fat and slim down, you ideally need to do 45 minutes of cardio four or five times a week. We all have hectic lives so fitting in a 45 minute workout may not be so easy. If you find yourself crunched for time, you may find yourself exercising less and less. Don't dismiss your workouts due to time. Something is better than nothing. So get moving with these 10 minute workout ideas, to help you shape up in a short time. If you break them up over lunch, while cooking dinner, or over commercial breaks, you can shape up in a short time.

Jump Rope

This is a great cardio workout and will make you feel like a kid at heart. Jumping rope burns more calories per minute than running! Try switching up your speed to add intensity to your workout.

Mile Run

You may have to work to do this in 10 minutes, but you can squeeze in a mile run in this amount of time. By doing so, you'll burn 100 calories and secrete endorphins (which make you happy) in your brain. Push yourself and you'll find your time to go the distance will get quicker.

Living Room High Intensity Workout

This mini workout is great for your whole body! Start with 10 jumping jacks, squats, push ups, mountain climbers, and then repeat the circuit 5 times. Finish by running in place for 1 minute. You can do it!

Resistance & Cardio Workout

Warm up by running in place for 1 minute. Then use 5-8 lbs dumbbells to complete overhead shoulder presses, bicep curls and tricep kickbacks. Follow with 1 minute of jumping jacks then repeat the weighted exercises. Start again by running in place for one minute and repeat the entire circuit. Afterward, stretch your muscles for 1 minute.

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Written By Sydney Lappe, MS, RDN. Published on October 29, 2015. Updated on August 29, 2019.


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