Think there’s no time to work out because you work 40 hours a week? Think again!
Here are some moves to get your heart rate up and tone while you work. Sorry guys, now you can’t use that same old excuse, “I’m too tired to go to the gym after working all day”. Most of us associate a workout with blood sweat and tears, but new research shows that just 3 10-minute sessions are as effective, if not more so, as one 30 minute session. At the end of the day, moving around more is what counts, and you’d probably be surprised to find out how effective mini sessions are when it comes to exercise. There are many beneficial exercises you can do outside of the gym and right in your office, so let’s check a few out before summer is here!
- Take the stairs whenever you can. I know you’re in a rush to get to your next meeting, but that’s no excuse, that just means you have to pick up the pace! The idea with cardio is to get the heart rate up, and stairs will certainly do that. To mix it up a little, take two stairs at a time to accelerate that leg burn!
- Walk more! I know it’s quicker and easier to pick up the phone when you have a question for your co-worker, but your waistline will thank you if you walk over to ask that question, rather than pick up the phone. Every little bit counts, so get up and walk every opportunity you get.
LEGS AND BUTT:
- Squats are king when it comes to lower body exercise. From your chair, stand up, sit back down and repeat 10 more times. Simple!
- While printing, faxing or standing, why not add in some calf raises? Stand with feet shoulder width apart and press up onto the tippy toes and pause at the top, then lower back down. Repeat for three sets of 12-15 reps or until the printing or faxing job is done.
Ciao for now, I’d better get running… Literally!