Savvy womens Magazine

10-Minute Workout Tips
For Women On The Go!

Haven't got time for a full workout? Then try these simple routines that only take 10 minutes of your precious time. . .

Since my early 20s I've dreamed of a quick and efficient method of losing weight - and, more importantly, a way to achieve this goal with a minimal amount of physical activity.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not adverse to physical activity, I simply don't have the time I had 10 years ago, or even two years ago. Between chauffeuring the kids, building my home business and going back to college - I'm hard pressed for time to say the very least!

My solution? I modified my usual 30-minute workouts into a series of ten minute mini-morning workouts (I prefer exercising in the morning as it gives me a boost for the rest of the day).

Here are a few suggestions:

WORKOUT VIDEOS
Follow your regular workout video for 10 minutes (equivalent to about two upbeat songs).

AEROBICISE THROUGH ONE COMPLETE SONG
Make up your own aerobic routine to a song on the radio or on your favorite CD. Don't be self-conscious! Who cares how ridiculous you look while in the throws of a song? It's the end result that matters!

JUMPING JACKS OR JUMP ROPE
Easy to do, requires little space and even less investment. Also good for your cardiovascular system.

RUNNING IN PLACE
Did you know, if you run at a moderate pace, you can cover a mile in 10 minutes?

BELLY DANCE or YOGA
Ultimate sources for relaxation and upper/lower body fitness. Not to mention great fun!

SAFETY
Safety while working out is important. A good rule of thumb to follow when exercising is: "If you can't hold a conversation without gasping for air, you're overdoing it!" Slow down and return to exercising later.

You can alter your favorite workout session in a similar fashion to those described above. Remember, that 10 minutes A DAY is better than nothing at all!

About the Author:
Kali is a freelance writer for several on/offline publications, specializing in work at home career guidance for women. She also pens romances and short stories. Visit her website to download *original* free electronic books. http://www.kaliannah.com

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