The truth for many parents is that free time is a luxury you simply don’t have, especially when juggling work, home schooling and the many other tasks that seem to take up the entirety of the day. Fitting in exercise on top of everything else can seem like an impossible feat.
While it might feel like it’s much easier said than done, it’s important to give yourself the time to prioritise your health, both physically and mentally. Effective exercise doesn’t have to include lengthy workout videos or hours spent running outside, instead finding 10 minutes in your day to put aside for exercise can work wonders.
The team at Rescue have pulled together a 10 minute workout for all you busy parents out there, with simple but effective exercises you can do anytime, anywhere. It doesn’t require any equipment or a lot of space, just some determination and willpower. Going as fast or slow as feels comfortable, repeat these sets twice for a workout which will be sure to raise your heart rate and get your blood pumping.
Squats (30 seconds)Top tip: stand with your feet shoulder width apart and sit back on your heels, engaging your core. Lower until your thighs are parallel to the ground, drive through the heels and squeeze your glutes to return to a standing position.
30 second rest
Jumping jacks (30 seconds)
30 second restMountain climbers (30 seconds)
Top tip: start in a plank position, keeping your core engaged and your shoulders, hips and feet in a straight line. Drive your knee towards your chest, one at a time, as quickly as you can, while staying strong in your plank.