Celebrated for the strength and empowerment found through movement, National Fitness Day has gained popularity across the United States since its inception two years ago. On the first Saturday in May, cities and organizations all over the country come together to encourage and inspire people to pursue a healthy lifestyle.
Daily exercise is beneficial for mental, physical, and emotional health. From maintaining a healthy weight to enhancing gut flora and boosting mood and energy, we believe that exercise has the power to change lives – for the better.
That’s why we created a ten-minute workout for you to try today! If you’re too busy to squeeze in a long run or book a class, no worries! Take ten minutes to celebrate National Fitness Day and sweat with this full-body workout. The best part? We’ve made it as easy as possible for you by incorporating body-weight movements only – no equipment necessary. Plus, you’ll get cardio and strength all in one!
Ten Exercises in Just Ten Minutes
Complete each exercise for 30 seconds, two rounds total:
- Jumping jacks
- Bodyweight squats
- High knees
- Mountain climbers
- Speed-skater lunges
Some benefits of these exercises include:
- Activating major muscle groups
- Elevating heart rate
- Building strength and endurance
- Burning calories (even after the workout!)
- Boosting brain function by releasing endorphins
Of course, National Fitness Day is just about getting out there and moving, so if you prefer to go for a walk or take a yoga class, then go for it! It’s more important that you dedicate some time to fitness on Saturday; how you do it is entirely up to you! If you do try our ten-minute sweat, let us know what you think in the comments below.
Here’s to getting your Saturday sweat on!