Exercise in 7 Minutes or Less

Are you making a New Year’s resolutions this year?  Would you be surprised to know that one of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to eat better, exercise more, and lose weight?  You’re NOT surprised?  We didn’t think so.

IF this is one of your resolutions,  here are ways you can squeeze in exercise each day if you only have a handful of minutes to do so.  Lack of time will not be a valid excuse in 2015 as to why you are not exercising and upholding your resolution to exercise more after you read the below.  🙂

7 Minutes:  Free on iTunes is the Johnson & Johnson Official 7 minute work out app. This will guide you through a series of exercises that take only 30 seconds each.  You can tailor the routine to your fitness ability, ensuring the moves aren’t too hard or too easy, or choose a longer routine if you have extra time.

5 Minutes:  All you need is your body but with only 5 minutes, you need to go all out. Each exercise should be done at max intensity for 50 seconds then rest 10 seconds. Combined, this is a total body workout.

4 Minutes:  Take a brisk walk.  Research has found that when it comes to cardio health and weight gain prevention, the intensity of exercise may be more important than duration. The key is to pick up the pace of your walk to the point where you’re able to talk in snippets but not full sentences.

3 Minutes:  Yep – 3 minutes.  See the video here.

1 Minute:  Set a timer and do jumping jacks, jump rope, run in place, run/walk up and down stairs pumping arms or jabbing, touch your elbow to the opposite raised knee, plank. Any activity that will work your upper and lower body at the same time are your best bet.

What other quick workouts can you do in a short amount of time?  Share with us in the comments.

The Patrick O’Brien Agency – Fishers, IN

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