High Efficiency Exercise

Runner StretchingAs part of my new regimen, I’ve built in daily exercise. This is extra exercise on top of whatever walking I already do. Some people count walking as exercise, but for me it’s just my normal mode of transportation. My goal in my life pivot is to improve myself in the most efficient way possible. Since I already walk, I can’t count it.

Heading to the gym for an hour or two is not a good option right now, so I’ve been looking for an efficient way to fit in some extra exercise. Luckily, Lifehacker threw me this great new 7 minute exercise routine that I’m going to try out for awhile. It’s basically a 12 exercise interval routine and only requires my bodyweight and a chair. Since I have both of those handy, I have no excuses!

If anyone is interested in the study that spawned the routine, here’s the original study from ACSM’s  Health & Fitness Journal. It recommends doing the full circuit 2-3 times, so the full time would be about 14-21 minutes, but that’s still not bad. Plus, if you don’t have the time, I’m sure you could just do those circuits throughout the day when the time presents itself. Maybe once in the morning, once at lunch and once after work? Anyway you slice it, if you have trouble fitting exercise into your day, this might be the way to do it.

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