Regular exercise provides many positive benefits for your health, but finding time to exercise can be challenging, especially when you’re just starting out with an exercise routine and aren’t used to fitting a workout into your schedule. Setting aside time to work out for 30 minutes or more can feel overwhelming, especially on busy days, but incorporating even just 10 minutes of exercise into your schedule can have positive effects on your health, fitness, and mood.
10 Minutes is Enough
Ten-minute micro workouts can help you establish an exercise routine, especially if you’re not currently active. Shorter workouts won’t prepare you for bigger fitness goals, like running a marathon, but they will help you reach smaller, more attainable goals, which can lead to a sense of pride and greater self-confidence. Since you’re only working out for 10 minutes, you’ll feel less overwhelmed and more likely to stay focused and push yourself. It’s also easier to stay consistent. Ten minutes of exercise is enough to give you a sense of accomplishment when you’re done, and you might even be sore the next day!
Choosing a 10-minute Workout to Help with Your Fitness Goals
If you’re ready to get started with 10-minute workouts, take some time to identify your goals and current fitness level. If you haven’t been exercising, consider starting with 10 minutes of walking each day to build up your stamina and get your body used to moving. As your fitness improves, you can try adding in some micro workouts that involve more intensity, like HIIT workouts. The best thing about these workouts is that you can perform them at home and may not even need special equipment. The goal is to perform an activity at a high-intensity level for a short period, followed by a recovery period. These types of workouts can also help provide variety to your routine.
Establish a Foundation
The best way to get started with a new exercise routine is to work on establishing a foundation of good fitness habits, and starting small with 10-minute workouts can help you build those habits in a sustainable way! Come in to VASA today and we’ll help you get started on your journey to better health!