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Our busy lifestyles always stand in the way of a workout, but planking has always been recommended as a quick and effective workout that only requires minutes!

Planking works all the muscles in your core, improves posture, sculpts your stomach and fires up your metabolism. Commit to a variety of plank-based exercises for just 10 minutes a day and you will enjoy a toner, leaner body in no time!

However, the true challenge is holding up each plank move for up to a minute. Here are some tricks to survive each planking exercise longer.

  1. Find a focal point.
    Focus on something in the distant and concentrate on your breathing. When you feel your core weakening, take a deep breath. You will be surprised at how much longer you’d last.
  2. Distract yourself with funny videos
    Create a playlist of your favourite YouTube videos and press play, you wouldn’t even feel time pass.
  3. Get competitive with a buddy!
    This will definitely fuel you for longer as competition is the best form of endurance!

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Exercise is only half the work, what you feed your body is important too. A healthy smoothie is the best way to ensure your body gets the nutrients it needs. Include ingredients like oats, bananas and berries to help you stay full for longer and reduce cravings during the day!

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This healthy routine can be achieved in just 30 minutes. So, there’s no excuse to not get fit and get healthy!