A really good workout if you have not exercised in ages: the Standing 7-Minute Workout

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I recently did this 7 minute standing workout from the Times and I found it wasn’t nothing, but it was enough to feel like I did some exercise.

Now you might think I am damning it with faint praise. Sure, if you are in good shape, it’s not for you. But if even the thought of the least bit of exercise fills you with dread, give that a go. It’s enough to make you feel: I got some exercise in.

One thing they could have done is listed out the exercises. Here they are. Do each for 30 seconds, rest for 5 in between.

  1. March in place
  2. Chair assisted squat
  3. Wall push up
  4. Standing bicycle crunch
  5. Stand and box
  6. Chair assist split squat
  7. Chair assist push up (or wall push up)
  8. Wall plank
  9. Stepping jack
  10. Wall sit
  11. Wall push up
  12. Standing side crunch

(Photo by Rendy Novantino on Unsplash )

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