Woman Squat Exercise

(Squats)

So, you’re looking to increase your activity level and get into better overall shape in the process. However, you’re a busy lady, so you don’t have hours each day to dedicate to exercise. Not to worry! We’ve got a few quick and easy exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home with nothing more than some floor space and a couple of light weights. The best part? Each of them takes up only about 10 minutes of your day!

Lower Body

Build lower-body strength and tone muscles with this quick yet effective routine that’ll have you feeling the burn!

  • two minutes of hamstring and standing leg stretches (to warm up)
  • one minute of walking lunges, 30 seconds of rest
  • one minute of squats, 30 seconds of rest
  • one minute of modified burpees, 30 seconds of rest
  • one minute of dips with leg extensions, 30 seconds of rest
  • jog it out/cool down for two minutes

Upper Body

Work those guns and tone your arm muscles with this upper-body routine! We recommend starting with two-pound dumbbells and aiming to eventually work your way up to three- or five-pound weights.

Woman Plank

(Elbow Plank)

Core

Target common “problem areas,” around the tummy and midsection with this low-impact core workout that also incorporates a little bit of calorie-burning cardio:

Calming

Feeling stressed out? Take ten minutes to complete this calming yoga workout, and you’ll be feeling better in no time.

Flexibility

Improve overall flexibility and range-of-motion with this quick workout.

As you can see, you don’t need more than 10 minutes each day to gradually work on toning your muscles, building strength, and even improving flexibility. You’ll also find that, by completing at least one of these routines each day, you feel more energetic and alert throughout. Give these a try; your body will thank you!

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