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Don’t Skip Your Workout!

January 29, 2014

Daily ReadDon’t Skip Your Workout!

You probably already know that sitting at your desk hunched over your computer for ten hours a day doesn’t make for a healthy lifestyle.  Working long hours or having snow on the sidewalks doesn’t exactly motivate you to throw on the running shows and go for a run either. Crunched for time yet fearing the consequences of a sedentary life, many office workers have begun adopting office workouts to at least give them some activity during the day.  Here’s a quick run-down of simple ways to squeeze your work-out in:

  1. Take 5 minutes, three to four times a day to do a series of desk push-ups, squats and chair dips.
  2. Take the stairs (yes, even if you are on the tenth floor!)
  3. Use a standing desk, bicycle desk, or sit on an exercise ball.
  4. Walk to your co-workers office to talk instead of sending an email
  5. Bring an exercise band and do a simple resistance workout.
  6. Take a walking lunch at a nearby mall or in a park if it’s warm enough.

The key is taking frequent breaks from being sedentary, even to do something that requires very minimal effort—and/or sitting less altogether—has been proven to be significantly beneficial to metabolism and it will make you a more productive worker!

How do you squeeze exercise in when you’re crunched for time?

Excerpts taken from: http://goo.gl/08dCGS

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