When you feel too busy to hit the gym, it’s all too easy to not work out at all. But there are many simple exercises you can easily do at home—or anywhere—without investing in expensive equipment.
Mix and match the following moves in a fast-paced routine (about 12 minutes, with little rest in between) that’s designed to get your heart pumping. The combination of muscle building and aerobic intervals will fuel your fat release better than either approach on its own.
Want to keep challenging yourself? Try doing more repetitions in the same amount of time, or try the next-hardest version of the exercise as shown here.
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Basic Move: Squat
A: Stand with your feet hip-width apart and hands clasped at chest level or on your hips.
B: Bend your legs and squat slightly as if sitting in a chair, keeping your back straight, your knees behind your toes, and your heels flat on the floor. Return to the starting position to complete the move. Perform 6 to 8 reps.
Trim and tone: Bottom, thighs, abs