Can you Benefit from 10 minutes a day of Exercise?
The answer to this question isn’t a simple yes or no. Think about taking that 10 minutes and breaking it up into four sections of 2 1/2 minutes each.
☑️The first 2 1/2 minutes is your warmup and the beginning of your aerobic zone. Spend 1 1/2 minutes simply walking or a light impact cardio warmup. Spend the next minute getting your heart rate up. Take 220-age and multiply it by 50%. Your answer leads you into your second 2 1/2 minutes.
☑️The second 2 1/2 minutes (including your previous 1 minute) is keeping your heart rate at 50%.
☑️Your third 2 1/2 minutes is all Strength Training. Complete 1 set of 10 push-ups; 1 set of 15 crunches; 1 set of 10 squats; forearm Plank hold for 10-20 seconds.
☑️Your last 2 1/2 minutes is all stretches. Stretch your legs; back; core and shoulders.
You did it!!! Now your asking What did I do?
You increased your blood flow which helps aid in a decrease of arthritic conditions; decrease in plaque in the arteries and a stronger heart. Your bones will be stronger which will prevent osteoporosis; your joints will be stronger as well as your muscles through stretching and strength training. Your making yourself “happy” by releasing endorphins and this is just the beginning!