It’s a lifelong dream of many people out there to not exercise/move and still keep fit. I’d kill for such an opportunity. Unfortunately, the closest we got as a collective Human Race is an intensive, short, 7-min exercise routine.
The good news is, it’s only 7 minutes. The bad news is, you still gotta exercise. Damn.
The reason why it’s still possible to keep fit with such a short routine is because of the effectiveness of high-intensity interval training (HIIT). There’s very good scientific evidence that HIIT has all the benefits of prolonged endurance training, but in a very short time. As short as 7 minutes.
Here is a routine you could follow, when you eventually decide to even start moving for about 7 minutes.
The routine is quite simple. Just do 30 seconds for each exercise, while resting for 10 seconds between. So 30 seconds exercise, 10 seconds rest, 30 seconds exercise so on and so forth. Very easy. There are apps out there to help time you, in case you get too shagged out to even count.
Unfortunately, you have to do as much as you can in the 30 secs intervals. Hence the words, “high-intensity”. You gotta be uncomfortable as hell. Think an 8 on a scale of 1 to 10 for discomfort.
In the unlikely event that you get bored of this particular set, there’s also an advanced version.
Just for your information. We know you’re not going to do anything about it.
While it is possible to reap many of the fitness benefits of exercise with only 7 minutes, it is still recommended to do up to 2 or 3 sets of this exercise, for maximum benefit. Any more and you’re probably gonna kill yourself, actually, considering the intensity of this routine.
That would be terribly ironic, considering you’re exercising to live longer.
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