Staying Fit in the Business World
If you spend the majority of your time sat at a desk then you’ll probably struggle to stay in shape. However, incorporating an office fitness regime into your daily/ weekly routine is easier than you might think. Here are a few ideas about how you can do just that:
Get Up and Go
Movement is the easiest way to burn calories and you don’t have to be running to burn a significant number. Now, making the office tea and coffee may seem like a bit of a chore but the exercise is incredibly healthy. This simple 5 minute task is enough to get the blood flowing and it doesn’t interrupt your work. Do this 3 or 4 times a day and you’ve effectively done a 15-20 minute walk.
Work on the first floor? Take the stairs. You may be blurry eyed on a morning and a little tired on a night, but simply going up and down a flight of stairs twice a day can make a huge difference.
Exercise at your Desk
There are loads of simple ways that you can exercise at your desk and, if done correctly, they won’t impact on your work. Simple fitness tools such as exercise bands can be a great tool for leg toning. As well as this, there are no weights required for some exercises and repetition is enough.
Start a Lunchtime Gym Routine
Lunchtime is the best time to exercise and there are a number of things that you can do. Simply walking around the business park can help you, but this isn’t always the best use of your time- especially if it is raining. Instead, try joining a gym in the local area or, even better, see if your employer will buy some commercial office equipment like the ones offered by Fitness Warehouse. It’s in their interest to have a strong and healthy workforce and, if there are a number of you going to the gym regularly, then it may be in their interest to buy their own for staff use on lunch breaks.
To conclude, although it is hard to stay fit and active in the office, there are some simple hints and tips that can help you out. For starters, try getting up and walking around a little more and exercising at your desk as much as possible. After this, try utilise your lunch break and, if you’re lucky, your company may even help by contributing some gym equipment.