When you’re a busy mum, it’s easy to feel that you are too busy to devote much time or energy to exercising and your weight loss regimen.
But by setting aside just 10-20 minutes a day to include physical activity when you’re really flat out, you will still reach the successful weight loss goals results you’re after from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
We’ve got five quick and easy tips that can help with losing weight.
5 ways to lose weight in ten minutes:
1. Be fast and furious
Performing short bursts of exercise and physical activity throughout the day can be even more effective than longer sessions when losing weight.
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, increase energy levels and burn more calories and help you lose weight even when you’ve stopped working out.
Or try one of our many Take 10 workout options! In the Healthy Mummy App there are a variety of 10 minute workouts designed to have maximum impact in minimal time to achieve successful weight loss.
2. Plan your day in 10 minutes
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 your week ahead or having to block out huge chunks of exercise 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 exercise 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 more calories.
Performing jumping jacks or push-ups during each commercial break is a great exercise activity to improve fitness for all family members.
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 successful 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 potential to burn fat.
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.