Just 10 to 30 minutes of sport a day is enough to free yourself from stress and have a serene mind!
The benefits of sport on the mind
It is well known that physical activity is good for your health and your body. But do you know the other benefits of sport? Yes, it’s proven: sport also does a lot of good for the mind.
Sporting activity can help fight stress, improve mood, boost self-confidence, maintain memory, release dopamine (the happiness hormone), fight against addictions or avoid insomnia… Just that!
If we add up the benefits of sport on the body and on the mind, it’s still a lot of benefits… All this to say that to free some time every day to move is really worth it!
Playing sports when you don’t have time
That’s all well and good, but in reality, it’s hard to fit in a workout between work, home, family, unexpected events and your favorite TV show. But it’s important that you make time for yourself, your body and your mind. Even if it’s only 30, 20, or even 10 minutes a day!
It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate: 10 minutes of running or brisk walking, 10 minutes of spinning, 10 minutes of aerobics or dancing to the beat of the TV… To motivate yourself even more, you can also choose to exercise as a couple. Just make sure it’s intense enough that you’re satisfied with your efforts! And to clean your workout clothes, just use Ariel Pods+ Active laundry detergent specially designed to remove stubborn odors.
Exercise your whole body in 10 minutes a day
Need a specific program? Here’s a simple, effective one that works a lot of muscles, all in 10 minutes.
5 push-ups. If you have trouble doing real push-ups at first, you can do them on your knees instead of on your toes.
10 squats (squat thrusts). Be careful that your knees don’t go too far forward when you bend them, and always look straight ahead. You can do squats with weights in each hand to make the exercise a little more challenging.
16 dynamic shoulder touches. Stand in a push-up position with your arms straight and your abs contracted. With your right hand, touch your left shoulder 8 times. Do the same thing with the other hand. If it’s too difficult at first, you can do static curls instead: hold for 30 seconds on your forearms before moving on.
20 jumping jacks. Jump with your arms and legs apart. Your hands should meet above your head. Then jump back to your original position; arms at your side and legs closed. Repeat 20 times.
Rest for 45 seconds.
Repeat this series for 10 minutes every day, and your body will look great and your spirits will soar!
How do you manage to exercise when you don’t have time?