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It seems like I’ve been living at my desk these last couple of weeks. And all of this sitting is taking a toll – on my body, yeah, but on my brain, too. I’ve caught myself twice in as many days looking at the clock and thinking the exact same excuse I hear clients give: I don’t have time. The thing about that excuse is that there’s a bit of truth in it. In a world of appointments, overflowing in boxes, and social media commitments it really does feel like there’s not enough time. At least not to do everything. And certainly not to do everything well. So I made a deal with myself. Before checking email, before scheduling clients, before feeding the cats (sorry guys), I’m going to do a quicky 10 minute workout. That’s it. If I get to my “real workout” today, great. If not – this 10 minute workout is good enough (maybe even better since hitting it hard for 10 minutes is way more productive than half-assing 30 minutes).

And – let’s face it. We can all find 10 minutes – even if all you do is take a dance break. Research shows that a 10 minute workout may be enough to sharpen your brain and help your heart. Plus, it’s good for you soul.

A 10 minute workout can be just about anything that gets your body moving and your heart rate up. Here is one to get you started.

10 Minute Workout
(warm up – easy jumping jacks are a good way to ease into this workout)

50 step ups
15 pushups 15 squats (body weight or weighted)
15 dips (using chair, bench, or low table).

Repeat the circuit as many times as you can in 10 minutes.

That’s it. 10 minutes – and no gear. Give it a run through and let me know what you think in the comments area below.

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