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From Sharp Health News, a publication of Sharp HealthCare

Even a 10-minute workout performed at moderate to high intensity can make a huge difference in your health and fitness level. Brief high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts boost metabolism for hours, raise the body’s fat-and-calorie-burning power throughout the day, and can contribute to improved energy levels, sleep and cognitive function.

To get started, try this 10-minute cardio routine:

10-Minute Cardio Blast
Warm up with a light jog in place (30 seconds), then complete the following 5 exercises:

  • Jumping jacks             30 seconds
  • Rest                                   30 seconds
  • Burpees                          30 seconds
  • Rest                                   30 seconds
  • High knees                    30 seconds
  • Rest                                   30 seconds
  • Squat jumps                 30 seconds
  • Rest                                   30 seconds
  • Push-ups*                      30 seconds                      *Traditional or on your knees        

Once you complete 1 round of all 5 exercises, rest for 60 seconds, then do a second round.


VEBA offers a virtual HIIT Cardio Beginner Class Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30 pm and Thursdays at 7 am. Offering plenty of modifications, this class will give you a great total body workout. Register here.