Does your work schedule get in your way of exercising? Do you feel like all you do during the day is work, eat, sleep then repeat? While I understand that making time for fitness can be hard, it is not impossible. Instead of going to the gym, bring the exercise to YOU! I have put together some tips on how to stay fit while working!
1) Wear tennis shoes on your way to work.
Wearing good shoes can actually help you walk faster and with better form. If you increase your pace while walking to work you will in turn burn more calories. Don't walk far to work? Get there 5 minutes earlier and go up and down the stairs a few times instead.
2) Don't sit back in your chair.
Instead of leaning back in your chair, sit up right and slightly pitched forward (keeping a small curve in your lower back). This will not only help your posture but help increase your core strength. Your core will help support you rather than being off duty and relaxed when your sitting back.
3) Get up and move.
Set your alarm clock to go off every hour. Get up and just walk around for a few minutes. It may not seem like much, but getting up will help increase your blood flow and reset your mind (and eyes).
4) Stand up and sit down.
Did you know that every time you get out of your chair you are technically doing a squat? Now, pay attention to where you hands are and keep them off your desk and lap. Not using your arms for support will make your legs and core more engaged. Do it 15 times then get back to work. Repeat this throughout the day. Again, it will help with blood flow and can help increase lean muscle in your legs.
5) Lunch break? Break it in half!
Do you have an hour for lunch? Great. Take half of your break to get outside and walk around! Bring your lunch to work so you don't have to worry about buying lunch (plus its way healthier to bring your own food). Eat your lunch then get out and get moving. Walking around outside is not only refreshing but can help you burn calories which will help decrease body fat!
I hope these tips help you in achieving your fitness goals this Spring!
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Cristina Walterman, owner of CW Physique, let's you in on fitness and nutrition tips, recipes, exercises and much more. With over 8 years of experience in the industry, she loves to inspire and motivate individuals. She always practices what she preaches and leads by example.