Active April- 15 minute workout

Active April- 15 minute workout

Here at Complete Health Care Sunbury we believe that a healthy body = a healthy mind. This encompasses all aspects of our overall health and wellbeing. Including what we eat, if and what we do for exercise as well as maintaining our health though things like chiropractic treatment, massage etc. Exercising is so important for our overall health and wellbeing, but we do recognise that sometimes you just don’t have time. Juggling kids as well as a full time job we can sometimes forget to look after ourselves. The month of April is is the Premier’s Active April which aim is to promote physical activity for 30 minutes each day. The importance of physical activity for our mental and physical health is priceless. This initiative encourages Victorian’s to be more active and looks to promote healthy lifestyles.

Over the month of April we will be putting together little workouts, tips and recipes that can help you in your quest to be healthier and happier. This exercise program you can use without a gym just in the privacy of your own backyard or a park close by.

Note: if you don’t have a skipping rope you can run around your block or substitute it for burpees. Also if you have a dumbbell at home you can use this to make the workout tougher.

Circuit

  • 1 minute skipping
  • 20 squats
  • 10 sumo squats (Feet set twice your shoulder width apart)
  • 15 pushups/ can go on knees
  • 10 lunges each leg
  • 10 dips (you can use a chair or a park bench)
  • 15 step ups each leg (using chair or park bench)
  • 30 second wall hold (bent knees)

Ab circuit

  • 10 leg lowers each leg
  • 20 seconds side plank each side
  • 45 seconds front plank
  • 50 Russian twists.

Repeat 3 times

This workout should take you no more than 15-20 minutes. You don’t need any expensive equipment. Up the reps or sets if you think its too easy! Have fun, and see how far you can push yourself! Also head to the www.activeapril.vic.gov.au to sign up for special offers and to learn about the rules.