Forget the “all or nothing” mentality when it comes to exercise. Fitness does not live or die by 60-minute workouts; there is a middle ground. Short spurts of exercise, when they accumulate, have been shown to share similar benefits of longer workouts.
Your body will reap numerous benefits just by becoming more active. This approach is perfect for times when you don’t have time for a regular workout, or when you want to start off slowly and build up a routine. Treat these 10 minutes like you would a regular workout. Take 1-2 minutes to warm up and get the muscles ready, including stretching. Follow with at least 7 minutes of exercise at a medium or high intensity.
Then make sure to include a 60-second cool down.