You want to be happy and healthy. You know exercise plays a key role in both your physical and emotional well being. You do your best to exercise daily but sometimes other priorities take over and you simply haven’t got the time. Don’t worry, you’re not alone in this. And the good news is, there is a solution!
The New York Times recently published an article on a 7 minute workout that scientific research has shown to be super effective. Its intensity ensures that you are getting the most benefits in the least amount of time. You don’t even need to leave your home and you don’t need any additional props a part from a steady chair. So what better way to boost your physical and emotional well being in 7 minutes?
Do each of the exercises below for 30 seconds, with a 10 second rest between each exercise. Make sure your workout is intense enough and that you’re pushing yourself hard enough by feeling a continuous discomfort at level 8 (on a scale of 1 to 10). It may not be the most enticing thing to start with but it achieves the most benefit in the least amount of time – trust me, I’ve tried! Whether it’s first thing in the morning, in the evening after work, or even during your lunch hour, you can squeeze this into your busy schedule. Don’t forget to drink enough water and eat well after it so you keep your energy levels high.
So why is it that exercise energises your body and mind? There’s actually a whole big science behind it! The awesome infograph below explains in more detail how exercise gives you that “happiness effect” and boosts your emotional well being.
Now I would like to hear from you. How do you feel after exercise? And what kind of exercise do you do when you’re short of time?
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Good luck in your adventures & until next week!