Or Short Exercises You Can Do At Home When You're Feeling Tired and Lazy :)
If you're having a hard time getting motivated to work-out while in quarantine, don't worry, you are not alone. There's a pandemic going on and we all have different ways of coping. But movement, no matter how little, can still get your endorphins going and make you feel a little better. Exercise is also a good way to boost our immune system.
Here are 7 of our favorite short exercises that you can just stand up and do anytime during the day. These require no equipment (except a yoga mat for some) and are easy enough for almost anyone to do. All of these are only 4-15 mins long! Short workouts that can still get your heart rate going and maybe even encourage you to do longer exercises after. Let's get started!
1.) 4-Minute No-Weight, Arm Toning Workout
Other than whipping up some Dalgona coffee, this is a great short arm exercise. We love arm workouts that don't require weights! Means you can do them anytime, even while watching your favorite show or while waiting for your cookies to bake.
2.) 5-Minute Standing Flat-Belly Workout
If you want to work your abs but don't want to have to pull out a mat or lie down, this one is a great short quick core workout. It applies some Barre movements that can also help with posture and also makes it more fun to do!
3.) 5-Minute Squat Workout for a Tight Booty
We're spending most of our time on our butts now so this a great way to keep them toned and firm!
You can start doing these workouts 1 to 3 individually or do them together for 2 to 3 or even 4 sets - that's already almost an hour of working out!
4.) 15-Minute Gentle Morning Flow
If you want to try starting your day with yoga, this is a great slow sequence to follow.
5.) 15-Minute Energizing Morning Flow
If you want to start your day energized or need a pick-me-up in the middle of the day, this is a great flow! We like to start with this sometimes before doing HIIT or other workouts.
6.) 10-Minute Beginner Full Body HIIT for Fat Burn - NO JUMPING
Yes, HIIT with NO jumping! Perfect to do indoors when you want to get a good workout in but not shake your house.
7.) 15-Minute Full Body Stretch & Cool Down Routine
This is a great routine to do after exercises to minimize muscle cramps the following day. You don't even have to workout to do this. Doing these stretches daily is already a good way to get your body moving. It can also help you relax and even sleep better, we think a lot of us need that during this time.