Get in shape in 30 days with these 7-minute workouts

Save time and get fit with these seven-minute workouts

Stars Insider

07/01/19 | StarsInsider

HEALTH 7-minute

We live in an age where time is scarce. We work long hours, many of us have to endure long commutes to and from the office, and then we get home and still have to cook, clean, take care of family, and run errands.

We all know how important exercise is to a healthy and balanced life, but many of us don't work out simply because we don't have time. Or at least, we think we don't have time. We can exercise in many different ways, but when we think about picking up exercise, more often than not, all that comes to mind is the time it will take us to get to the gym, the time we'll spend there, and the time it will take us to get home afterwards—we get tired just thinking about it!

But there's a simple and effective way to address this problem, and it will only take seven minutes of your day. Yes, you read that correctly, you can workout for just seven minutes a day and make it worthwhile. But how is that possible?  

The answer is simple: most of the exercises you'll find in this gallery will be performed under a protocol called High Intensity Interval Training (also known as HIIT). It's exactly like what it seems: you go full throttle on an exercise for a designated amount of time (e.g. 30 seconds) and then go easy for a certain amount of time (e.g. 15 seconds). There are multiple benefits to this type of training, from increased metabolic rate post workout (i.e. you  burn more calories for longer), and increased cardio-vascular health, among others. 

But you will not perform every single workout in this fashion. Some are so intense in nature, that performing them for seven minutes non-stop will suffice. Others, such as yoga and stretching, are not as demanding, but are nonetheless a great way to keep things balanced. 

In this gallery you'll find thirty seven-minute workouts—that's a month's worth of exercises! Ready to step up your fitness level and save time? Click through and start today.

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