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Work used to include more physical activity. Now it mostly consists of death-accelerating sitting. Nevertheless, researchers found that weight gain issues haven’t surfaced due to less physical activity each day. It turns out sitting at your desk for about eight hours doesn’t affect obesity that much.
Recognising bad habits is one thing, doing something about them is an entirely different problem. Trying to instantly adapt to a new state of “normal” — a state where the habit doesn’t exist or at least persists in a less harmful incarnation — can not only be overwhelming, but disruptive. There are, however, ways to make the task less difficult.
Interval training is one of the most efficient ways to exercise. Yesterday, we shared a routine that gives you a full-body workout with 12 exercises in seven minutes. By request, here are videos that show how to do each of those exercises properly.
Don’t have an hour or even 20 minutes to exercise each day? You might not need it. This routine of 12 exercises is a complete workout based on the latest fitness research — and it only takes seven minutes.
Android: We’ve discussed how training on an exercise bike is one of the most efficient workout methods, but it’s no fun to just sit on a bike and ride. FitCycle puts workout routines and cycling classes on your phone so you can listen and follow along while you pedal. The app keeps you motivated and keeps your workouts interesting.
According to figures published recently by Pew Internet Research, only 46 per cent of people who track some aspect of their health say that it has changed their overall approach to maintaining their health. This is a startlingly low number. If less than half of self-trackers are able to find any actionable benefits, what on earth are the rest self-tracking for?