Workout Wednesday

Image source: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/10/16/1034201715/home-workout-exercise-tips

7-Minute Mood Boost Workout

Do you only have 10 minutes to exercise?

Do you need a quick movement break?

Avoid the “3PM slump” and rush for caffeine!

Get up, hit the timer, and move your body through each of these exercises!

Ready… Set…  Go!

Warm up with a few dynamic stretches and movements such as, arm circles, hip hinges, and marching.

Set the timer for 30-seconds for each exercise with a 10-second rest/transition between each exercise.

  • 30-Seconds: Jumping Jacks
  • 30-Seconds: Wall Sit
  • 30-Seconds: Push-Ups
  • 30-Seconds: Crunches
  • 30-Seconds: Step-Ups onto a chair or bench, alternating legs.
  • 30-Seconds: Squats
  • 30-Seconds: Tricep Dips, using a chair, bench or floor.
  • 30-Seconds: Forearm Plank
  • 30-Seconds: High Knees [OR] Running in place
  • 30-Seconds: Reverse Lunges, alternating legs.
  • 30-Seconds: Push-Ups with Rotation
  • 30-Seconds: Side Plank – Right
  • 30-Seconds: Side Plank – Left

After you have completed all 12 exercises, rest for 1 – 2 minutes and if you have time, repeat the circuit another 2 – 3 times.

 

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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