7 Minutes A Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Recently I have begun adhering to a simple exercise regime with a simple concept. First published in the New York Times, it seemed like a get rich quick scheme. Spend only 7 minutes exercising each day, and you’ll be able to maintain your fitness level or even grow it. It consists of 12 simple exercises that only require a wall, a chair, and your own weight. This has been scientifically proven to be all the exercises you need, and if you don’t have a sturdy chair handy you can drop that part without too much loss.

Another key benefit is that it has become so popular that there are a plethora of apps out there that will guide you through the exercises and record when you do the exercises. Some will even try to incentive continuing with gamification such as showing your current streak. Plus, if you want, they can give you a helpful nudge by sending a notification each day.

While exercising, it is key to push yourself as hard as you can. Without motivation, you can easily cheat and get very little out of the exercise. Doing 2 pushups in the 40 seconds provided will lead to far less muscular development than doing 40 pushups in that same period of time. The same is true for almost all the other exercises. However, things such as planking or the “wall sit” exercise, can’t be optimized to the same extent. Only becoming heavier would increase the intensity of these exercises, and adding on more pounds is probably not on your agenda.

TL;DR get a 7-Minute exercise app and go on the path to extreme physical fitness with only 7 minutes of exercise every day.

Source: Noah Codes

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