With my mom being here last weekend we talked a lot about exercise and how to fit it in. Now you should know how incredible my mom is when it comes to exercise. She is in her 60's and can still kick my butt in pretty much any activity we do. She usually bikes, swims and walks/runs multiple times per week. She's kinda my role model (in more ways than one).
Since she's going back to school (PE teacher) this month she has been looking for easy workouts that she can do at school during breaks or in the mornings. We stumbled across some 10 minute workouts that we figured we'd give a try! The best thing about these workouts is that I can do them in the morning before work or during lunch time. They're obviously not a long workout by any means, but they get the blood pumping and definitely motivate me to be active later in the day.
I actually did this one with my coworker during lunch time. It was an easy workout to remember since it only has 5 exercises, but definitely made me sore the next day. We hope to start using this one on a regular basis and increasing/changing up the reps.
This workout is a little trickier because it doesn't tell you exactly how many reps or how long you should be performing the exercises. It boasts a 7-21 minute workout, but I did about 15 reps for most exercises or holding for 30 seconds. That fit right into the 10 minute time slot. I did like the variety of additional exercises, but might change some out based on updated information. I would probably use diamond push ups for my triceps exercise as research is showing that tricep dips tend to be very taking on the shoulders.
Overall, this week I have been feeling better and my energy has increased. I'm impressed and have to remember that even with just 10 minutes per day I can improve my health and wellbeing. The next video is one by Tony Horton (creator of p90x, etc.) on the Dr. Oz show. Now i'm not a big Dr. Oz fan, but i'll give it a try!http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/tony-hortons-10-minute-workout