prMost of us want our workouts to be quick, powerful and effective. But how short is too short – do those 10-minute workouts we see everywhere really work? Believe it or not, they do.
A focused, resistance-based, 10-minute workout can be both fun and effective. You can even do these quick 10-minute workouts on your lunch break at work or during a few minutes of downtime before you hop in the shower each morning.
One idea is to find a quick workout routine that incorporates aerobic activity with a resistance band. These bands are inexpensive and easy to travel with, making it easy to slip them into a purse or computer bag each day.
Move for your heart
The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of intense exercise per week. The benefits of daily physical activity include:
- Better balance
- Improved memory
- More balanced sleep
- Increased cognitive ability
- Better overall health
Doing short, intense 10-minute workouts each day can get you very close to that recommended weekly exercise goal. Even if you can’t hit the workout goal every single day, our team encourages patients to take that first step and commit to trying.
“All movement is good,” says Dr. Vehr. “If we can get people up and moving for even 10 minutes a day, that’s great.”
Before starting any new fitness plan, make an appointment with your physician to discuss your health and fitness goals. Schedule an appointment online with one of our Women’s Health specialists today to get started.