All of us have the best intentions to get our workouts in as planned and sometimes it just doesn't work out that way, even for me. I was meeting with a client of mine last week to discuss fitness, food, and healthy living. She is a new mom and she is struggling to fit it all in like she used to. Those hour long workouts daily aren't so easy any more. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans states that adults need at LEAST 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week and muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups or 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity every week and muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week. 2 hours and 30 minutes might sound like lot in a week but that's like watching a movie. When you break that down it really is not too demanding, but with that in mind some days we lose out on our planned time and 10 minutes at a time is just fine! At least 10 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity at a time will give you some of the same benefits. So, with that said when you miss your workout, squeezing in just 10 minutes can make it count (and maybe you could do 10 minutes at 3 different times throughout your day…)
Not sure what to do if you only have 10 minutes and maybe those 10 minutes are at home or in the office? Pick 5-10 body weight exercises, no equipment needed and you can do them 2x for 30 seconds each or just 1 minute of 10 exercises and that's it! I think we can all make time for that.
It might not seem like a lot but it's a whole heck of a lot better than doing nothing.