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It can be virtually impossible to fit in a daily visit to the gym when you work full time. I certainly feel this way. I work full-time for a San Diego title loans company and after my long commute home, the last thing I want to do is drive to the gym for exercise- I’m far more likely to end up parked in front of my tv on the couch.
Luckily, I’ve figured out unique ways to stay in shape without having to slave away on the treadmill each night. After doing some online research, I discovered there were plenty of exercises I could do within my work day, and which wouldn’t compromise the quality of my work.
Here are 5 exercises that allowed me to get in my daily exercise within my work hours:
All you have to do here is extend your leg straight out and hold for 15-20 seconds. Repeat each leg for sets of 12-20 and this will help increase flexibility, circulation and develop muscle.
You can say goodbye to the sit-up with this one! Simply clench your stomach in and hold for as long as you can stand it, and then release. Repeat 10-20 times and this will help build stomach muscle.
Bring in some light dumbbell weights into work and do a couple of reps while you’re on a lengthy call or listening in on a webinar. Doing several reps a day will help you build toned and strong arms as well as help strengthen your back.
Just walking up and down the stairs every time you are tempted to use the elevator can make a big difference to your fitness levels. Taking the stairs is great cardio, and can be great for maintaining a healthy heart.
Once or twice a day, make sure to hand-deliver a message rather than sending it by email or instant message. Walking over to another cubicle may not seem that far, but it really is true when they say that every little helps. Likewise, why not walk to the local café for lunch or walk to a local park to eat your homemade lunch.
The above exercises are super easy and totally appropriate for workers of all ages and fitness levels. There are many other exercises you can do around the office that didn’t make my top 5 list, so feel free to do some online research to find out about more. Try and incorporate one or two of these exercises next time you’re in the office, you won’t regret it!