Says Jenn, "Some people make it very clear to me that they just don't have a second to add physical fitnessinto their lives. Aside from leading a sedentary lifestyle to begin with (more or less a desk job), all movement has been removed from their lives shifting them into the at-risk category for heart disease."
Whether you are at home or on the road, Jenn advocates, "Out with the old excuses! Just grab 10 minutes out of your schedule and do the following exercises...And yes, you do have 10 minutes-trust me!"
Before doing exercising, Jenn recommends some dynamic flexibility stretching which is holding a stretch for 5 counts (v.s. static flexibility stretching where the hold is for 30 seconds or more.)
The purpose of dynamic flexibility is to bring range of motion and blood flow to the muscles that are about to be used during exercise. It is best to do dynamic flexibility exercises prior to exercise and static afterwards. Perform some dynamic flexibility for the major body parts including your chest, calves, hips, hamstrings and quads.
Below are Jenn's tips for 10 minutes of fitness a day.
- Warmup for 1 minute marching in place. Perform some dynamic flexibility for the major body parts including your chest, calves, hips, hamstrings and quads.
- 10 Sun Salutations
- 25 Pushups (do as many as you can in a row until you can get to 25 combined)
- 25 Crunches
- 25 Bicycle Crunches
- 25 Squats
- 25 Push Planks
- 25 Squat to Planks
- 25 Down Dogs to Planks
- STRETCH: Stretch these muscle groups for 30 seconds: Hamstrings, Calves, Hips, Chest, Neck, Lower back (Don't know how? You Tube has some good videos that help depict certain exercises that you can view.) www.JZfitness.com