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Quick Workouts to Jumpstart Your Day

Updated on May 9, 2011
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Energize Yourself with a Quick Workout!

Before reaching for high-calorie energy bars or caffeine-laden drinks to charge your body’s energy, try one of these quick workouts instead. They are workouts, so they do require work, but they are swift routines ranging from 3-15 minutes. Oh yes, you can spare that little time without skipping a meal to get it in. If you do get it in, you are on your way with a wonderful boost in your day. The morning blues, midday blahs, and after work hustles can make workouts seem impossible, but that is just not true. If the routine we chose is practical, quick, and fun, we can get it into our day.

These workouts have been selected for various reasons. Obviously, they can be done swiftly. Not only that, they are effective. Embedded into this article are 5 different workouts that offer different benefits. They are designed to give you the best workout in the shortest amount of time, whether you are trying to lose a few pounds, flatten your abs, or need cardio workout. Although, none of them seem too strenuous for those in average or better fitness, the key here is to recognize your limitations and modify any exercise that you feel would be too intense for you. For example, in the one workout where the demonstration features mountain climbers, you could do jumping jacks instead. If the workout indicates doing full pushups, you can substitute with pushups from the knee position. You may not get the optimal results with these modifications, but dead people don’t need fitness. So don’t kill yourself either. Have fun with it! I chose these 5 routines for practicality, fun factor, and ability to perform reasonably well. You might like one of these routines or choose another one. Remember whatever you like and works for you is the best quick workout for you.

Quick Workout #1—Features an easy short mixed routine from Prevention magazine.

Quick Workout #2—Includes the 4-minute workout by Diet.com. It's more physically challenging than some others but a great workout for those who are already pretty fit.

Quick Workout #3—Shows dance steps of hip hop abs workout. Lots of fun!

Quick Workout #4—Demonstrates a fat- burning workout. Get ready to shape up.

Quick Workout #5—Highlights cardio fitness to work on total body, especially abs.

Workouts Can Be Worked In Whenever You Want

These quick workout routines can be done early in the morning before starting your day. They can be done at midday or in the evening. I did the hip hop abs workout because I really like dance style exercise. It is very natural and a good fit for me. I also tried the cardio workout. It is easy and takes very little time. Both of them are very enjoyable routines. A very important thing to remember is that you must like what you are doing for your workouts, if you are going to continue and get the results you want or to maintain the fitness level you desire. Being active in exercise, even for these short periods daily or even 3 times a week can help you to have more energy, feel good, and look better. So if you pick one and do it, you win! If you pick another and do it, you win too!

Even though exercise can be great fun, it is advised that you should not undertake any exercise routine without the advice of your physician. Also, this is not an endorsement for any exercise routine or program but merely the sharing of information.

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    • Cassidella profile imageAUTHOR

      Cassidella 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for stopping by. Glad you like my writing. I consider that a real compliment from you!

    • anglnwu profile image

      anglnwu 

      8 years ago

      Love your great conversational style of writing. Enjoyable read and what a selection of videos. Kudos!

    • Cassidella profile imageAUTHOR

      Cassidella 

      8 years ago

      Hi akirchner. Thanks for popping in. They are high octane!

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      That's amazing info! It is making me energetic just watching the vids!

    • Cassidella profile imageAUTHOR

      Cassidella 

      8 years ago

      Thanks Pamela for checking them out.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I have been reading that these intense workouts are as effective as the longer time workouts and you receive the full benefit of working out for a longer period of times. Great hub.

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