Working out is easy, once you’re in the habit. But every now and then, the wheels fall off and you create reasons not to work out for a while…

The best way back into it? Start with super short ones.

Here are seven steps to starting a great workout routine, by beginning with a seven-minute session.

1.     Start by getting the heart going

Jumping Jacks (or Star Jumps if you prefer) give your body a great wake-up call. You’ll get your blood pumping and your heart pounding in no time. Do them at a rapid rate for 30 seconds, and then take a 10-second break (wherein you switch to the next exercise).

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2.     Sit – sort of

The next exercises are both ‘sitting movements’.

The first is a 30-second Wall Sit. Make sure your knees are bent at 90 degrees here.


Once your 30 seconds are up, take a 10-second break and then do squats for 30 seconds.



Click page 2 below for the next steps of your seven-minute fat-burning session…

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