• Ben Yates

Get fit in 10 minutes a day

Updated: Jan 17

Can you really get fit in just minutes a day?

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?

Time and lack of it can be a contributing factor.

It’s common knowledge that every workout has to be at least an hour to have any positive impact.


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.

5 benefits of a 10-minute workout

1 - Power in positive thinking.

The power of positive thinking is remarkable.

Picture yourself going to bed at night knowing that you've taken steps towards a healthier version of yourself.

And then imagine waking up the next day and doing more of the same.

How does that make you feel?

Small, sustainable workouts do more for your mental and physical health than sporadic lengthy sessions that feel a chore.

2 - Energise your day.

The first step is always the most difficult.

That first squat is the hardest.

You will have a million reasons not to get started right now.

But once you do, you'll feel the benefits immediately.

Your mind will be sharper, you’ll have more energy, feel happier, your skin will glow, you will like yourself that little more every time.

Try it today.

Get up from your desk and do 50 squats.