You Can Do This 10-Minute Workout at Home With No Equipment (New York Times)

Posted: Jan 11, 2023 in In the News

This article orginally appeared in the New York Times on January 11, 2023.


You don’t have to be an athlete to face daily athletic challenges. Whether it’s lifting your luggage into the overhead compartment of an airplane or squatting on the floor to play with your kids, many daily movements require a combination of strength, stability and flexibility.

Like an athlete, if you want to do these things well without risking injury, you have to train. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous activity a week, and two weekly sessions of strength training that target all the major muscle groups.

But life is busy. If you only have 10 minutes, there’s still a lot you can do, using just your body weight, that can ward off creaky knees, stiff backs and aching necks.

One way to create a fast and effective workout is to focus on the concept of mobility, which involves increasing strength, stability and flexibility, said Cedric Bryant, the president of the American Council on Exercise.

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