So my last post described my thoughts as to why people don't exercise and what their excuses for that inaction really mean. I will not make any attempt to further psychoanalyze this theory and instead will address a time based solution for non-exercisers.

"Scientists have proved that short bursts of activity truly change and improve the body." This is a quote from a recent Time article. It represents a method for an exercise routine that is both short and meaningful. Here are 3 workouts that fit this description and could be utilized by those who are short on time, patience or both.

7 minutes:

For 30 seconds each (rest for 10 seconds between each), do the following simple and well-known exercises: jumping jacks, wall sit, push-ups, crunches, chair step-ups, squats, tricep dips, planks, running in place, lunges, push-ups with rotation, side planks.

10 minutes:

Using a treadmill (or elliptical machine), alternate running as fast as you can for 30 seconds and slow jog for 30 seconds. Repeat 10 times.

20 minutes:

Choose an exercise, (biking, running, swimming), and go at full capacity for 1 minute then slow down for 1 minute. Repeat 20 times.

In short, the "wall" from last post is still there, it's still made of brick but not as tall as one might imagine. Start by adopting one of the three routines above once a week. Do it for several weeks and see how you feel. Experience what it is like to be involved with fitness. 

No so bad huh? 

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