Think you have no time to spare to get in shape? No need to put your fitness on the back burner. For just a few minutes a day these small steps can create great results.
A few simple exercises that can be done from the comfort of your home will make the time fly!
Work your large muscle groups to efficiently burn calories in less time; 10 minutes is all you need.
Jumping Squats: Stand with legs shoulder width apart and arms in front. Start in a low squat with knees over your ankles and jump up, landing evenly on both feet. Repeat 10 times.
Leg Lifts: Stand with shoulders hip width apart and hands on hips. Raise right leg out to the side and return to starting position. Repeat with left leg. 30 reps on each leg.
Shoulder Tap Plank: Get in a plank position with elbows tucked below shoulders. Take left hand off floor, and tap your right shoulder. Repeat and tap with right hand on left shoulder. Aim for 30 reps.
YOUR EQUIPMENT ESSENTIALS
TheraBand Professional Latex Resistance Band Loop; theraband.com
Gaiam Neoprene 5 lb. Hand weights; gaiam.com
New Balance 574 Sport, $129.99; newbalance.ca
This original article first appeared in the Spring 2019 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.