With the astronomical cost of healthcare in the United States, we believe that good health is increasingly becoming not only a quality of life issue, but a significant pocketbook issue as well. In addition to walking using my trusty pedometer and making many small changes towards healthy eating, I try to get as much exercise in as I possibly can.
It’s really difficult with two young daughters to find an hour or more to go to the gym and workout, so I was excited to see this article entitled The Scientific 7-Minute Workout at the top of the New York Times’ ‘Most Emailed’ list a few months ago.
It looked like a great set of full-body exercises that didn’t require any fancy gear – just your own body weight and a chair. I tried it a few times and really enjoyed it, but like so many things, I didn’t do it long enough to establish a habit and it just fell by the wayside.
I recently came across this YouTube video that runs you through the entire 7-Minute Workout, and it just makes it so easy to find the motivation to do the circuit. This definitely provided the push I needed and now I’m doing the workout 5+ days a week.
I highly recommend bookmarking it and giving it a try! One run through the circuit definitely gets my heart rate up considerably and I tried it twice in a row over the weekend and was in a full-body sweat by the end of it. But yet it’s quite easy to do because mentally you know it’s just 30 seconds for each exercise and you’re moving on to the next one. For me this is the perfect workout and I hope you enjoy it too.
If you test it out, let me know what you think below in the comment section…
Richmond Savers has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Richmond Savers and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers.