Thursday, 3 November 2011

Health Tip Of The Week: Burn 100 Calories in 10 Minutes

So I promised last week that I would have a good workout for you next week. So here it is!

While many of us think we're too busy to exercise, experts are busy taking that little excuse out of the mix. We now know that short workouts (2 or 3 10-minute workouts throughout the day) can be just as effective as longer workouts.

The key is to focus on intensity and use your time wisely. The sample workouts below offer a variety of cardio and strength ideas to get the most out of your exercise time. Substitute exercises to fit your fitness level and don't forget to cool-down and stretch after each workout.

Your 10-Minute Cardio Blast

To get the most out of 10-minute cardio workouts, you want to focus on working harder than usual. The following workout offers some ideas for how you can work hard during the time you have.

· 1 minute - Brisk walk or march in place
· 1 minute - Light jog outside, around the house or in place
· 1 minute - Jumping jacks
· 1 minute - Long jumps - jump forward, landing with both feet
· 1 minute - Light jog
· 1 minute - Jumping jacks
· 1 minute - Squat and kick, alternating legs
· 1 minute - Light jog
· 1 minute - Long jumps
· 1 minute - Brisk walk to cool down

If you're feeling creative, make your own workout using some of the activities listed below. Each exercise will burn about 100 calories (depending on your weight, fitness level, and intensity) in 10 minutes:

· Running - 1 mile
· Jumping rope
· Stepping - 30 steps per minute, 7 inch step
· Cycling - 13 mph
· High-impact aerobics
· Running up stairs
· Circuit training
· Calisthenics - pushups, jumping jacks, plyometric jumps and kickboxing-type moves


Here's a workout you can do that's a little fun too!

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