Read the Original – The Scientific 7-Minute Workout – The New York Times

Here’s the original, now classic NYT article on The Scientific 7-Minute Workout. It reports that in 12 exercises deploying only body weight, a chair and a wall, it fulfills the latest mandates for high-intensity effort, which essentially combines a long run and a visit to the weight room into about seven minutes of steady discomfort — all of it based on science.

Source: The Scientific 7-Minute Workout – The New York Times

I live in Cyprus and in July and August, it’s too hot to go to the gym – I don’t like training with aircon.

I first started 7-Minute Workout about two years ago but ankle and back injuries caused me to stop. I’m seventy next birthday and this is not a novice’s program – it’s tough and because some of the exercises are high impact, it can be risky if you have injuries. After a rigorous back and ankle strengthening regime, I’ve recently restarted the 7 Minute Workout. I should add that I’m probably seven pounds (circa three kilo) lighter than two years ago – I’ve been following a low-carb diet to keep my glucose levels under control. To my surprise, I found the basic  7 Minute Workout easier than two years ago and have progressed to three circuits. I exercise bare-footed on my yoga mat, which helps with the high impact exercises. Another difference from two years ago, as part of a warm-up routine, I skip for a minimum of five minutes.

Have you given it a try?



Two lovely days in Kalaw Myanmar a hill-station setting for a famous romantic novel

As part of our summer blogs revisited series, we’re focusing on our best travel blogs by country.

This was one of the most popular blog on Myanmar (Burma) (ranked by number of hits).

Source: Two lovely days in Kalaw Myanmar a hill-station setting for a famous romantic novel

But open this link for many other popular Myanmar (Burma) highlights