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5 ways to lose weight in ten minutes

When you’re a busy mum, it’s easy to feel that you are too busy to devote much time or energy to exercising.

But by setting aside just 10-20 minutes a day to get active when you’re really flat out, you will still get the results you’re after from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

We’ve got five quick and easy tips that can help.

5 ways to lose weight in ten minutes:

1. Be fast and furious

Performing short bursts of exercise throughout the day can be even more effective than longer sessions.

So, before you make breakfast, try one of the new 4 minute Tabata full-length workout videos in the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge App.

Then try another later in the day or go for a short walk with the kids.

Tabata style routines are great to boost your metabolism and burn calories even when you’ve stopped working out.

2. Plan your day in 10 minutes

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As the saying goes “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. There are so many ways you can use your time to get in all the exercise you need without spending hours planning each week or having to block out huge chunks of workout time.

Take just 10 minutes per day to simply check in with your tasks for the following day and add in short intervals of exercise in between your daily tasks. This will ensure you get in your priority items without losing workout time or relaxation.

3. Go to bed 10 minutes earlier

According to research, if your body isn’t receiving enough sleep, hunger cravings and mood disruptions can occur more frequently.

Simply heading to bed just 10 minutes earlier can help your overall sleep patterns, keep you on track with your goals and improve how you feel during the hours you are awake.

4. Create a TV workout

If you find yourself chilling and watching a little TV, press ‘mute’ on the ad breaks for a quick exercise boost to burn some extra calories.

Performing jumping jacks or push-ups during each commercial break is a great family activity to improve fitness in the home.

Or simply dance it out in the ad breaks! Just 10 minutes of extra exercise could have you burning a bonus of 100 calories or more per day!

5. Take deep breaths

Simple breathing exercises that allow the diaphragm to contract properly can help you to increase oxygen in the body, improve metabolism and support weight loss.

Try yogic breathing for 10 minutes per day by breathing in through your nose and allowing the belly to rise fully. Then, slowly breathe out through your mouth relaxing the chest and belly.

Or try one of the audio meditations in the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge App. Diaphragmatic breathing can improve circulation, reduce stress, curb food cravings, increases the uptake of oxygen and increase the body’s fat burning potential.

If you want to take charge of your own health and weight – then join our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge TODAY.

With more than 4,500 delicious (and healthy) recipes, 350 exercises & 24/7 support – the Challenge is designed (and proven) to help busy mums like you lose weight!

To learn more about our challenge OR to join – click here.

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