When living in a time crunch world it's good news that short bouts of moderate to intense workouts can provide better results than longer workouts. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that adults should exercise for at least 150 minutes a week to maintain good health. A study compared 30 minute bouts of exercise to three 10 minute bouts and its effect on blood pressure over a 24-hour period. Both lowered systolic blood pressure. However, the 10 minute bouts spread through the day lowered systolic blood pressure over the full 24-hours.
If you can't adhere to cardiovascular workouts taking 10 minutes of body resistance and/or weight training will also reduce your potential for developing type 2 diabetes. Even better to know to help enforce the idea that working out can happen anywhere at anytime. Take charge and get creative.