How to get fit in 7 minutes or less
There are plenty of get-rich-quick schemes out there, but how about getting fit in seven minutes or less? Steve Roberts offers this solution
NEW RESEARCH suggests it is possible to improve some measures of fitness with just three minutes of exercise a week using one single bout of the High Intensity Training ( HIT) program protocol below.
But first let’s uncover some core truths about exercise so you are not misguided about what else you can do to enhance your health.
#1 Truth: One size does not fit all when it comes to exercise. Genetic variations explain why some individuals never seem to outwardly benefit from a strict exercise regimen while others seem to benefit from much less.
For those that don’t benefit from exercise, there is hope in the following two truths.
#2 Truth: Three 20-second bursts of extreme cardiovascular exercise three times a week may be all most individuals need to lower levels of blood lipids, glucose and cholesterol while increasing aerobic capacity. Try it yourself for 4 weeks and see how you feel. While three short bursts may seem ‘not enough’, it must be taken in context with the third truth listed below to be effective.
#3 Truth: Overall health and longevity is dependent upon continual daily movement. As long as one stays moving throughout the day, their body and mind have a much greater opportunity to remain healthy. The challenge is finding opportunities and strategies that can keep an ever-growing sedentary population in motion. As Aristotle says, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
References: Exercise Is Medicine, BBC TV Horizon program broadcast in February 2012.
“We are what we repeatedly do”