3 Ways To Add Exercise To Your Day
You’ve probably heard by now that you should try to get some sort of exercise in while you’re at work. But what if you have a job that you feel doesn’t allow you to get away long enough to work out? Look no further, we’ve got some great tips for those trying to fit exercise into their workday.
Up All Day – You’re already ahead of the curve since you’re on your feel all day. But take it up a notch by doing some leg lifts or wall sits. If you stand behind a counter, leg lifts would be perfect. Do three repetitions of 10 on each leg. If no one is watching try doing wall sits; slide your back down a wall until you’re in a squat position and hold for 15 to 30 seconds.
Chained to Your Desk – If you’re in front of your desk the majority of the day, don’t worry you can get some exercise in as well. Try walking for 5 minutes every hour; not only does this help you get some exercise in, it helps you come back to your work with fresh eyes. Maybe walking to the restroom to freshen up or walk to the break room to get a snack. The best option of all is to walk outside and get some fresh air. Also, try taking your calls standing up, you can even turn a couple of boxes and books into a stand-up desk in no time.
Road Tripper – If your job requires you to travel by car most of the day, you can get a little workout in some sneaky ways. Stoplights and traffic are a normal occurrence in your job, so why not take advantage of them. Start carrying resistance bands in your car so you can work your arms and legs in your spare moments. As an option, when you get to your destination take the stairs to get your heart pumping.
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This article covers the exercise pillar of the Living Happier @Work program.