In the groundbreaking movie, “The Matrix” (too bad about those sorry sequels), Morpheus said, “Time is always against us”. In most aspects of our lives, that always seems to be the case.
Exercise always gets pushed to the back of the line when it comes to prioritizing things in our lives. Let me pose one question: Is there anything more important than your health? It is time that exercise, one of the two biggest components of your health along with nutrition, move up the list of daily priorities.
If you can find ten minutes, you can do a number of different workouts that will work you both aerobically (endurance) and anaerobically (muscular). The most important component of these types of workouts is intensity.
Intensity has a lot of fancy definitions. Mine is the furthest thing from fancy. Intensity is how hard or how little you bust your ass. Workouts can be low or high intensity. If you are going for a time limited workout as we are discussing here, you want to go high intensity.
That would be pushing a heart rate of 80-90% of your maximum heart rate (Quick formula: subtract your age from 220 and multiply that number by .8 and .9; that gives you the proper range of beats/minute you want to maintain).