Easy Exercise Tips In The Office
When you work the typical 9-5 job and you’re exhausted by the time you get home from work, be honest. How many times have you said, “I’ll just workout tomorrow.” Chances are this happens quite frequently, and if it does you’re so not alone!
Here are 5 easy office exercise tips you can implement while you are at work so that you not only get your work hours in for the day, but you get your fitness in as well!
Wander around the office.
So this may sound strange, but it definitely works to help increase your total steps for the day. Every hour or so, stand up from your desk and just take a walk around the office. Maybe pop into the break room for a cup of tea, or a glass of water or step outside and walk around the building for some fresh air. Don’t underestimate the power of getting up to stretch your legs and get a few step in while you’re at it.
Always take the stairs.
This one may sound a little obvious, but more times than not people choose to take the elevator at their corporate office for convenience or to catch up with coworkers on your way up to your floor. Instead, ask your friends to join you by taking the stairs. Socialize, boost your total steps for the day and get a little cardio in at the same time.
Next time you’re stuck waiting for your papers to print in the print room, make the best use of this time by doing some calf raises, or even some squats if no one's around! By the time your papers have printed, you may just burned 100 calories.
The seat squeeze.
Want to be really incognito about the fact that you are adding in some exercise into your work day? Guess what; you can tone your booty while sitting at your office desk! Simply squeeze your buttocks while sitting at your desk for 5-10 seconds and then release. Repeat this until you really have felt the burn.
The lunch break warrior.
Take 15 minutes to exercise and then take the remaining time to sit and relax to eat lunch. Maybe even add in some yoga stretching or meditation. Start by taking a few laps around your office building, do some squats outside, or even do some arm circles to get that blood flowing and those muscles burning. Try to move for a full 15 minutes during your lunch break, and preferably before you sit down to eat.
Get your body moving, and you may be surprised to see that implementing these few simple steps will make a world of difference in how you feel mentally at work but also how your body feels as well.