by Kaliannah Shirah
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 business and going back to college - I'm hard pressed for time to say the 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:
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 no 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 while working out is important. A good rule of thumb to follow when exercising is: "If you can't hold a conIdeal Fitnesstion 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!
Copyright (c) 2002.03.20, Kaliannah Shirah.
Kali is a freelance writer, co-owner and operating manager of the Clerical Connection Home-Based Transcription Jobsite, offering start up tips, marketing suggestions, templates and online job applications: http://www.clericalconnection.com.