Saturday, February 21, 2015

7 minute workout

Apparently short and high-intensity workouts (also referred to as high-intensity interval training, abbreviated as HIIT) can be more effective than lower-intensity longer workouts, as explained in this article Why Your Workout Should Be High-Intensity. I've been trying out a 7-minute workout for the past few weeks, and I really have been enjoying the nice boost it gives and the convenience that it's so versatile and quick to do. You can see an overview of the moves in the article The Scientific 7-Minute Workout by Gretchen Reynolds of NYTimes.

Here are some of the 7-minute workouts I've tried so far:
  • [YouTube video] - The Scientific 7-Minute High-Intensity Workout by POPSUGAR Fitness - It gives nice visuals and helpful tips for how to do the excercises.
  • ...there are also some good apps my friends have used with android and iOS, but I need to find the links for them. A search in the app stores for "7-minute workout" should yield many options for you.
Of course, be careful and consult a doctor if you may have any concerns with exercise.

Best of luck getting fitter, 7 minutes at a time.