7 minute work­out challenge

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don ’t miss your daily hea lth ‘hit’!

Un­like many fit­ness fads, this sim­ple but ad­dic­tive app is based around ac­tual sci­en­tific re­search on the ben­e­fits of high­in­ten­sity train­ing (HIT). At its heart is a seven-minute work­out that be­came the ba­sis of a New York Times ar­ti­cle, and also ap­peared in lead­ing re­search jour­nal ACSM.

The work­out is bro­ken up into 12 ex­er­cises of 30 sec­onds, with ten-sec­ond in­ter­vals sep­a­rat­ing them. Ac­cord­ing to the re­search, HIT gives you the ben­e­fits of train­ing for an hour, but in just over seven min­utes. The ex­er­cises are well ex­plained, sim­ple to per­form and don’t re­quire any equip­ment. There’s a weight tracker so you can mon­i­tor your progress, an ac­tiv­ity tracker and even sup­port for Ap­ple Watch.

Ev­ery­one can spare seven min­utes in a day, so get to it, read­ers, and trans­form your­selves into high-in­ten­sity be­ings!

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