Get that butt off that chair

HWM (Malaysia) - - FEATURE -

Like a diet, when it comes to ex­er­cise, the key­word here is ‘proper’. In short, don’t go sign up for a half marathon if you’ve never ran reg­u­larly. For a start, sim­ply aim to move more: walk home from the in­ter­change in­stead of tak­ing the bus; climb the stairs in­stead of tak­ing the lift; or just chase af­ter your kids in the park in­stead of re­lax­ing in one cor­ner to check Face­book.

If you need mo­ti­va­tion from inan­i­mate ob­jects, try fit­ness track­ers like those from Fit­bit and Jaw­bone; or the Ap­ple Watch if you also need a stylish time­piece - whichever rocks your boat.

If you’re so busy at work and have no time to even go for walks, much less hit the gym, you can try short but high in­ten­sity ‘7-minute work­outs’. Con­sist­ing of a list of 12 ex­er­cises that use only your body weight, a chair, and a wall, a sin­gle work­out only takes seven min­utes. Per­son­ally, I use this iOS app called ‘7 Minute Work­out Chal­lenge’.

7-minute work­outs are pop­u­lar be­cause they al­low ow busy peo­ple to work­out any­where and any­time.

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