Consistency may be the most vital part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. There are so many excuses we can give ourselves each day to not work out. I hate to say it, but most of those excuses are the result of us being lazy and not prioritizing the time in our day. However, for the days when "something comes up" and the time budgeted for the gym is lost, that doesn't mean you have to give up on physical activity all together. Here is a quick routine that can be done at home, no weights, no machines, just you... and maybe some good music.
The circuit should take any where from 5 - 8 minutes. If you would like a more advanced challenge, try each exercise for the longer duration provided. These exercises require the body to work in full. There is an emphasis on core, and the idea is to get your heart rate up by executing each exercise quick with only 15-30 seconds rest in between.
It is recommended to do each circuit 3 times, but feel free to do more!!! It all depends on your schedule.
Remember.. the goal is to keep your body moving. Not every workout is going to be a killer, and conversely, they aren't always going to be easy. It's more important that your body is physically challenged throughout your week and life. Any workout is better than no workout!!
plank 30-60 sec
bridges- 30-60 sec
mountain climbers- 45-90 sec
jumping jacks- 90 - 120 sec
bicycle kicks- 45- 60 sec
superman- 30 - 45 sec
pushups - 45- 60 sec