Exercise is a great way to beat stress, boost our mood and keep our bodies healthy, but finding time to fit in a home workout session after a long shift or between juggling home schooling and work can be hard.
There are two parts to getting active: the amount of time you spend exercising, but also the amount of sedentary time in your daily routine.
Even if you’re active during the day, sitting for more than an hour slows our metabolisms down, making us feel sluggish and sleepy.
We’ve found and tested ten 5-minute workouts that are easy to build into your morning or evening routine or even for a quick burst of activity during the day.
Make it really easy to start your day as you mean to go on with this relaxing 5-minute morning yoga routine.
Find yourself sitting too much once you get home? Rack up your step count with this 600-step workout to cheesy classic copacabana.
Tone up your arms without the need for weights with this 4-minute routine – see if you can keep those arms up all the way through!
The nation’s self-appointed PE teacher has a collection of 5-minute routines aimed at school-age children that can be done as a family or on your own – they’re tough for adults too!
Wake up your core by taking five minutes to really focus on your abs – this one is tough.
Combine cardio with lots of leg-toning moves in this 5-minute, HIIT-style workout.
Prefer to be the DJ? Put your own playlist on to tackle this challenging 5-minute HIIT routine with lots of dynamic movements.
Struggling to relax after work? Get rid of some stress with this quick cardio workout that centres on punches and kicks.
Take some time out to stretch and unwind with this super speedy 5-minute yoga practice.
Challenge yourself and your core with this 5-minute ab workout. With five back-to-back ab exercises for one minute each, this one will get your heart rate up.