• Ben Yates

10 minute home workouts for beginners

I've had a few people message me this week saying that their motivation is wavering and their workouts are suffering.

We all know that getting regular exercise is one of the best things you can do for your physical and mental health.

We all know this, but why do so many of us dread exercise, particularly this time of year?

The cold, wet and dark days seem to suck the life out of us and what do you think is the first thing that suffers?

Our fitness levels.

The thought of dragging ourselves out for a run, to the gym (when they're open) or into the lounge to workout for an hour when Netflix, coffee and cake is the alternative ...

There's only gonna be one winner.

Especially if that workout has to be an hour long.

Not quite.

Recent studies have shown a 10-minute workout can have the same benefits as a longer moderate-intensity workout.

Researchers split 462 postmenopausal women, none of whom were exercising, into four groups.

With each group asked to do varying workout lengths.

The researchers found that the light workout group increased their peak oxygen consumption levels by 4.2%.

They also reported feeling better and breathing easier.

So, first things first:

You don’t need the gym

Some love the gym and some don’t. Either way, going to the gym isn’t vital to get in shape.

Some of the healthiest people in the world don’t go to the gym or run marathons or lift weights.

Instead, they live in an environment where they move every day.

Try doing an at-home 10-minute workout, along with aiming to move 10,000 steps a day.

If the thought of going to a gym terrifies you, it’s not the be-all and end-all.

You can live a healthy, fit life without ever stepping foot inside of one.

Bodyweight exercises for beginners are enough

Bodyweight exercises are great for working out at home.

Bodyweight workouts are super convenient as they require no equipment, just your body, and some space around you.

They are ideal for beginners or those getting back into exercise and are an effective and efficient way to work out your entire body, improve strength, fitness levels, stability, mobility, and burn calories.

10-minutes can change your life

How many times a day do you say or think “I don’t have enough time”?

How often do you find that yo