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Get a Good Workout in 10 Minutes or Less

By mariasmith76 HERWriter Blogger
 
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Channel one's inner 10 year old, buy a jump rope and go at it. Fitness Magazine says a jump rope workout can sculpt shoulders, arms, chest, and legs.

They have a very specific jump rope workout that will burn 135 calories...in only 10 minutes!

The bottom line for getting in shape is that even short workouts are better than no workouts. Getting in a few minutes of exercise each day can make those New Year's resolutions actually come true this year. 

Sources:

Goodhousekeeping.com. Web. 2 January 2012. "Mini-workouts". http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/fitness/mini-workouts

Fitnessmagazine.com. Web. 2 January 2012. "Express jump rope workouts". http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/arms/express/jump-rope-workouts

Reviewed January 3, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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mariasmith76 HERWriter Blogger

Thanks! I love the idea of incorporating exercise into daily activities. I believe that doing something is always better than dong nothing at all. If ou don't have the time to do a full workout, just do what you can and try to do better the next day. Sometimes we expect too much of ourselves!

January 17, 2012 - 12:15pm
befitwithkristen

Love the tips.  Thanks so much for sharing!

January 5, 2012 - 12:30pm
springs Blogger

Great blog!  To have a healthy lifestyle we cannot put unreasonable expectations on ourselves.  If we just do not have time(or feel we don't) to exercise, we can incorporate some of the daily activities we do as our plan such as picking up our children and doing some lifts and twists with them in our arms.  One thing our nation seems to be obsessed with is TV.  Put your exercise machine in the room and do both at the same time and see the results! 

January 5, 2012 - 11:56am
Warrior Fit Chick

Great post! Just saw your blog too, very cool!!

January 4, 2012 - 9:39am
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