It is understandable that we all are busy now day’s and it is hard to find time to fit in a good work out. Not just that we have all lost motivation over time because we have been used to living the way we do without exercising and getting fit. First thing first is you need motivation to lose weight. (Image by Ed Yourdon via Flickr)
About one-third of U.S. adults do not meet recommended physical activity guidelines, defined by the U.S. Dept. of Health as 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate activity per week. Not only is fitting in the time difficult, but finding the right motivation can be a tall order.
Here’s a solution: work out at work. Splitting up physical activity into several shorter sessions each day is just as beneficial as one longer workout, according to the American College of Sports Medicine. Short exercise segments fit between meetings or before lunch, and can make productive use of office downtime.
Here are 10 ideas to fit in 10 quick workouts during the day:
- Walk a lap around the building or floor to deliver a note instead of sending an email
- Walk up and down several flights of stairs to keep your energy up in the afternoon
- Take walking meetings with coworkers
- Sit on an exercise ball at your desk to work on posture and core strength
- Use your chair to do back twists, using each breath to sit taller and twist farther
- Exercise your abs by straightening legs and pulling knees in toward your torso
- Wear ankle weights and do leg exercises under your desk
- Use the arms of your chair to do arm dips
- Set a timer to stand and stretch your back taller, bending to each side, every hour
- Follow along to online desk exercise videos for short, full-body workouts
Following these ten steps will get you to feeling better and looking better. With your busy schedule this work out plan will not cramp it at all.