10-minute workout for stay-at-home parents

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Published: December 10, 2021

Parenting is a 24/7 responsibility, and it can be hard to keep up with the exercise routine. Being a stay-at-home parent can be difficult sometimes. With so many tasks, it is hard to get enough sleep, to have a lunch or coffee break, and it’s certainly difficult to have enough time for exercising. You probably feel tired and exercising is the last thing you can think about. But, all this shall not be an excuse. In fact, this is exactly why you should do exercises – to feel less tired. Exercising will help you gain energy, feel better and be productive during the day. Most importantly, it will keep you healthy. You don’t have to exercise for hours. According to our personal coach Dubai, ten minutes of exercise a day will keep stress away. Stay active, and improve both physical and mental health by doing our 10-minute workout for stay-at-home-parents.

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Exercising is a key to a healthy lifestyle

The importance of exercising

Everybody knows that exercising is good for both physical and mental health. But do you know how beneficial is it actually? Well, physical activity has endless benefits for our life and health in general. Exercising can improve our health and reduce the risk of developing many diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and many more. Also, regular exercise prevents anxiety and depression and improves mood quality. A ten-minute workout a day is enough and helps you destress and feel more relaxed after a hard day. All in all, exercising improves the overall quality of our life, thus leading to a healthy lifestyle habit. Need more reasons to start working out?

Stay at home as one of the reasons to start exercising

Alongside all reasons mentioned above, another reason to start exercising is the fact that you are mainly staying at home with minimal physical activity, aside from running after kids. Chasing after kids is indeed a physical activity, but is it really enough? Well, it seems like it’s not. In fact, to be able to run around, you need to be physically (and mentally) prepared. That’s why you should start exercising. Stay at home can be a perfect reason for you to exercise, thus you’ll have some time for yourself. This way, you can reestablish your daily routine and go back to your old habits or start a new one if you haven’t exercised before.

Bright sides of working out from home

Taking the time to go to the gym may be difficult when having small children, but this does not prevent you from doing a mini workout at home. Maybe working out at home does not have all the benefits of working out at the gym, or it’s not motivational enough, but this shall not be an excuse. It’s always better to do some exercises at home than not exercising at all. Look at the bright side of a stay-at-home workout. You won’t have to spend a lot of time commuting to a gym or spend money on a monthly membership fee. Also, you don’t have to stick to the schedule, and you can choose to work out whenever and as much time you want. A ten-minute workout a day is just enough. Here are some ways to stay active as a stay-at-home parent.

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A 10-minute workout for stay-at-home parents boosts their productivity

Types of 10-minute workout for stay-at-home parents

As a parent, you probably have a hectic daily schedule, but it’s not impossible to include the workout. Yes, you may not have a lot of time, but you can always find 10 minutes a day to do some exercise. Wonder what’s the best way to get the most of it? Well, keep it simple. Here are some timesaver workouts for you:

  • Stretch and do yoga – this will help you increase the flexibility of muscles, improve respiration energy, and overall vitality. Not to mention that yoga will ensure your peace of mind.
  • Do two rounds of Tabata – these exercises include burpees, sit-ups, plank, squats, mountain chambers, wall sits, superman hold, alternating lunges, and many more. You can combine exercises. It’s usually done in eight rounds one exercise per round, 20 seconds with 10 seconds of rest. Repeat the pattern.
  • Do a ten-minute cardio workout – you can march or jog in place, (air) jump rope, do jumping squats, do rocket or star jumps, or do burpees from a standing position.
  • Do (weighted) situps – if you want stronger training, add some weight.

Ten-minute total body workout

If you want to have an effective workout for the whole body do a combination of exercises and make your own set. Here’s an example. The first thing you should do is to have a warm-up (1-2 minutes). It should include light stretching. Then move on to cardio exercises with breaks. After that, you can do squats, planks, or pushups. Don’t forget to take small breaks. When you finish exercising, do stretches again and rest. While resting, meditate with mindful breathing.

10-minute workout for stay-at-home parents with a personal trainer

You can do exercises by yourself using different methods such as using workout apps or watching YouTube videos. These can be very helpful, but it is good to have personal help, no matter whether you are working out for one hour or ten minutes. You should have someone by your side who can guide you through the whole workout process, someone who will pay attention to whether you are doing the exercises properly or not, and who can give you advice. If you need a personal couch, you can find one at Dubai PT. Choose an affordable personal trainer Dubai, and let them guide you. Our professional trainers are experienced and devoted, and you can be sure they will support you in every aspect of your workout goals. You won’t regret it no matter whom you choose.

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Working out with your children is challenging but very exciting

Exercise with your children

Although not so easy, especially if your children are little, exercising with them is beneficial in so many ways. This way, you won’t have to leave your children without surveillance. Most importantly, you’ll instill in them a habit of exercising, thus making them realize the importance of being physically active. All this will lead to a healthy lifestyle. If you don’t know how to involve your kids in physical activity, you can always hire a personal trainer for kids. Picking up the right personal trainer will make your child love exercising, and, most importantly, they will establish a good working routine.

Best exercise equipment for a 10-minute workout for stay-at-home parents

Here’s a checklist of exercise equipment you’ll need for a home workout:

  • Workout clothes
  • Non-slip yoga mats
  • Resistance bands
  • Dumbell set
  • Jump rope
  • Wrist and knee protectors, etc.

Among the different kinds of workout equipment you can use, don’t forget to install workout apps that can help you keep track of exercise. These kinds of apps not only remind you of the workout and its breaks but also measure the time, calculate your weight, count steps, remind you to drink water, and so on.

Find a personal trainer in Dubai

If you think you won’t be consistent in doing exercises regularly and need someone to guide you, hire a personal trainer. Finding one is now easier with Dubai PT. Hiring a personal trainer doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, you can find a cheap personal trainer Dubai. Just take a look at our list of professional trainers and choose the one that suits your needs and wallet best. Enjoy a ten-minute workout for stay-at-home parents with our experienced and devoted trainer.


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