Got five minutes? Your health certainly does. While we have nothing against the gym, being active can take place in the comfort of your home of office. Check out these five minutes exercise tips, recommended by our exercise-loving, Dr. Imraan Ansaarie & his lovely wife, Nicole.
The 5 Minute Morning Workout
We recommend getting your exercise first thing in the morning, so you aren’t tempted to skip as you get tired throughout the day.
5 minute morning workout instructions:
30 seconds of push-ups, 1 minute jumping jacks, 1 minute downward dog to plank, 1 minute jumping jacks, 30 seconds of push-ups, 1 minute alternating lunges.
The 5 Minute Office Workout
We’ve made it impossible to find an excuse to skip working out. This 5 minute office workout can be done at your desk in between coffee breaks. Bonus: stretching at work also increases your productivity. Your doctor and your boss will thank us for this one.
5 minute office workout instructions:
12 shoulder rolls, 10 second back twist, 20 chair dips, 12 shoulder stretches, 20 second neck tilts
The 5 Minute Cardio Workout
Use this 5 minute cardio workout to get your heart racing, burn some calories and release endorphins (your brain’s happy hormone).
5 minute cardio instructions:
30 squat jumps, 50 high knees, 30 jump lunges
Workouts compiled from Women’s Health Magazine