How often do you reach the end of the day, only to realize that you sat for most of it?
You’re not alone! Surveys have found that the average American sits for 13 hours a day.¹ Add 8 hours of sleeping, and that’s almost the whole day spent in sedentary activity.
Aerobic exercise is crucial to keep your body and heart strong. But finding long stretches of time to devote at the gym isn’t always possible.
Thus, today’s workout! 🙂
This quick five-minute cardio boost will get your heart pumping in no time. It can be done anywhere and requires no equipment.
Below you’ll find a video, as well as a Pinterest-friendly summary you can save to your fitness board.
A few things to note:
- I recommend doing 50/10 intervals. In other words, do each move for 50 seconds, then pause for 10 seconds. Repeat with the next move and so on. (If you don’t like 50/10, adjust to whatever ratio works for you within each minute.) Also note that in the video, I don’t do the full 50/10 intervals. It’s simply meant to show you how to do each move.
- To get the full benefits of aerobic exercise, it’s best to do at least 10 minutes per session. Simply repeat this full workout an extra time, and you’ve got your ten minutes. 🙂
- Most of the moves in this workout are high intensity. If you have a known health condition, haven’t exercised for a while, or otherwise aren’t sure if you can handle this intensity, please consult with your doctor beforehand. If needed, you can modify by slowing the pace by half.
- If the last two exercises are too much for your arms or wrists, feel free to replace one or both moves with a standing exercise.
Have fun, and enjoy your energy boost! 🙂
*photos by Ivory Mix / Creative Market