Do you think that you don't have enough time to get in a good workout? A common exercise myth is that you need one or two hours a day to see results. This is not the case at all. In fact, if you only had ten or fifteen minutes a day to exercise, that would still be better than nothing. For now, let's say you have 30 minutes.
How Can I Find Time To Work Out?
Whether you are a mom who’s working outside the home, staying at home or anyone else who has a busy schedule, making time for yourself can be tough.
Look for pockets of time in your day when you can find 30 minutes or so to exercise. This may be early in the morning, during your child’s mid-morning nap, or even at night after everyone has gone to bed. Find the time you are most likely to do it.
How Can I Get A Good Workout In A Short Time?
The key is intensity. If you are just starting out, it is okay to start slow. Any of the following exercises can be done by a beginner. As you build strength and endurance, you’ll up the level of intensity and increase your reps.
Exercises that get your heart rate up and build muscle are the best types of exercise. You burn calories, and you develop lean muscle that gets you toned and trim. Remember, building muscle is a good thing.
30 Minute Workout
Here’s a starter routine that can be done in a short period of time with good results:
Warm up: Get your body warmed up and burning calories with jumping jacks. Do them for about two minutes.
Lower Body, Glutes, hamstrings, calves: Two effective and all-purpose lower body exercises are lunges and squats. These are great exercises that help tone your lower body. Do 15 reps each of squats, front lunges and back lunges.
Full-body: Two really effective moves that work upper, lower and core body are mountain climbers and burpees. These are high intensity moves that you may have to start slow on. Aim for 15 reps.
Planks are a good core exercise for toning your core muscles as well. Work up to a minute or more.
Another good all-purpose exercise is the push up. Add this to your routine and build up to 20 reps.
Abs: Add a round of abdominal exercises such as crunches or leg lifts (lying on your back).
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