Do you struggle to find the time to work out in the midst of your busy life? You’re not alone. Many Americans cite the lack of time as the top reason for not hitting the gym. If your spare time doesn’t grow on trees, or you’d just like to up your workout game, check out these 15 tips for finding your fitness at work!
Take a Hike. In other words, get up and move! Every hour or so, get up and take a brisk walk around the office. It’ll add up!
Hold a Standing Meeting – Literally. Just because you’re meeting doesn’t mean you have to be sitting. Schedule it at a standing table or desk!
Do Mini Exercises at Your Desk! Hold your feet just off the ground for sixty seconds or alternative holding your legs parallel to the floor. Trust me, it’s a workout!
Take the Stairs. Don’t take the elevator if you can help it. Climbing a flight of stairs is nearly equivalent to running!
Turn Off Your IM. Need to message a co-worker? Jog over to their desk instead of taking the technological easy route.
Take Advantage of your Lunch Hour. Join a local gym, or walk down by the river when you have a block of open time.
Snack Smart. Don’t load up on caffeine and sweets if you want to shed some extra pounds. Any variety of healthy snacks can help you take the edge of your hunger.
Stretch It Out. Nothing feels better than a couple of stretches to mix up your morning. It gets the oxygen flowing and gives your brain a break.
Walk, Run, or Bike to Work! If you’re close enough (and rain clouds aren’t on the horizon), take the opportunity to ditch the car!
Exercise at Your Standing Desk. Standing desks are a great start to finding your fitness. Want to up the ante? Try throwing in some calf raises and one-legged squats throughout the day.
Maintain Good Posture. Don’t slouch. Good posture has innumerable health benefits, including a straighter spine.
Schedule Out of the Way Conference Rooms. Up the stairs, around the corner, and down the hall? Yes, please! It’s a great excuse to get in your steps and get away from your desk.
Park in the Next Zip Code. Walking a few blocks to the office is a great way to start your day and arrange your priorities, or clear your head and stretch your legs after a long day!
Walk While You Talk. Conference calls scheduled all day long? Take a walk during those calls to get in your steps and energize your mind.
Change your Space. Don’t be contained to your desk – go seek out your collaborative spaces and common areas. Mix it up!
What are some of the ways you find to add fitness into your work day? Add your tips below!