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Morning Workouts For When You're Really Running Late

May 27 2014 - 5:48pm

The best time to work out is anytime you'll actually do it, so if you can't seem to get it together and not hit the snooze in the morning, don't despair. Instead, get yourself ready and excited for the day with these short workouts that you can do even when you're pressed for time — each of them takes five minutes or less.

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Energize With Yoga

This quick and gentle yoga sequence [2] from yogi Tara Stiles will help you open up your chest and back and stretch your hamstrings. Do it a few times to get the blood flowing and get ready for your day.

Brush Your Teeth, Tone Your Butt

There's no need to stand around while you're brushing your teeth. Let that time work for you by doing this two-minute butt workout [3] of squats and lunges. If you do these every time you brush your teeth, you'll notice a difference in no time.

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Pilates Core Workout

The Series of Five Pilates core workout [4] only takes two minutes and, even better, works almost as well in bed as it does on the mat.

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One-Minute Burpee Challenge

For a total-body workout you can feel (and that takes no time at all), play along to our one-minute burpee challenge [5]. Make sure you track your progress so you can see just how much your hard work is paying off.

Wake Up and Warm Up

Know you're not going to hit the gym but still don't want to feel guilty about your day? These five-minute warmup workout [6] will help you burn a few calories and get stronger every day.


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