Think you need to spend hours in the gym to stay fit? Maybe not (and wouldn’t that be a relief!?)! Just 12 exercises performed over 7 minutes may offer many of the same benefits of a long, intense workout, according to an article in the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal.
Developed by Chris Jordan, director of exercise physiology at the Human Performance Institute, the regimen alternates exercises for large muscles in the upper body and lower body with 10-second rests in between. The exercises take about 30 seconds each and register at about an 8 on a 1-10 discomfort scale, but they can be completed in less than 10 minutes. The order of the exercises is important, says Jordan.
Want to try the 7 minute workout for yourself? You can find a step-by-step guide with graphics here.
PS: Happy 4th Folks! Have fun and be safe out there!