When You Need a Quick Workout

Start with the Lunge

Running Up the Stairs

Arm Circles

No time to workout exercises

Here are ten one minute workouts that you can do. Something that you can do when you have short breaks.

1. Lunges work the hips and the lower legs. Slowly step backward with one leg in the lunge position; next bend both knees and lowering your hips so that the forward thigh is parallel with the floor. Make sure the front knee is vertically above the foot and ankle. Return to the starting position. Hold this for one minute. Repeat with alternating leg. Do as many reps that you feel comfortable with. Add some some barbells or 5, 10 or more pounds if desired.

2. Run up the Stairs for a good workout for your legs and butt muscles. Then run or walk down the stairs. For an extra workout, try going up the stairs two at a time. Repeat this several times.

3. Arm circles work on the whole shoulder. Do this for one minute and you will feel the workout. Start by making small circular motions with both arms on either side. After a few repetitions of small circles, enlarge your circles and do the same number of reps.

Here are a few other quick exercises to do.

4. Sit ups

5. Push ups

6. Jumping rope

7. Walk or run in place

8. Dance to a song on the radio

For more quick exercises view the videos below. Amazon offers some great books and videos for busy people wanting to get a quick workout.

Quick Weight Loss Workout

Workout Shows Off Your Body

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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

I tired now! I feel like I worked out reading your article, so now I am in tip top shape. Great hub and good luck with the challange...


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

Good Hub - I will book mark this one as a reference.


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alexandriaruthk 6 years ago from US

I can utilize this one! thank you!


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mulberry1 6 years ago

Finding an extra 10 to 15 minutes a day should be something everyone can do. Using it for exercise is smart.


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida

Thank you for writing this. it's quick and easy, and I have been mighty lazy being out of work. I'll bookmark this and maybe get myself back in shape again. I know I need it!


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entertianmentplus 6 years ago from United States

Great info this is something I can do.


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY

Sandy - excellent Hub once again. I love the arm circles the best...takes me back to jr high where our gym teacher made us start the class out that way! All great info and so nicely laid out. I am bookmarking this one!


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wwkeen 6 years ago from Malaysia

very interesting hub there..will take some of the exercise once have time


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alexandriaruthk 6 years ago from US

I came here again ! these are easy to follow, nice tips and great hub Sandy


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Ign Andy 6 years ago from Green Home Office

This is a kind of exercise I'm looking for. quick and easy. Running up and down the stairs is my favorite.


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

Love quick workouts!! :)


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

This is inspirational hub. I am glad to know about this information. good hub. I rate this Up!


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Cool ideas for short periods of time - wonderful!


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anglnwu 6 years ago

Great ideas--I've to go with the stairs running. It's right in the middle of my house and everyday, I make tens of trips to fetch all kinds of things. Love the arm circling--will try to remember that when I'm waiting for the water to boil--it takes forever. Thanks for sharing.


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Gigi2 6 years ago from UK

Great hub, it's bookmarked for future reference, thanks, great job.


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Nadine May 18 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Fantastic hub Sandy especially for us who spend a lot of time in front of a computer.


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Sandyspider 18 months ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Thanks Nadine.

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