Fitness

Working out between breaks

 

Blog by: Saheefa Tanveer

If there’s a gym within five minutes from your office, then consider yourself lucky. With a 60-minute lunch break, all you really need is 30 minutes to get in an effective daily workout.A lot of people think that they need to spend hours in the gym, sweating their heads off to get a good workout-this is not necessarily the case.

If the gym is too far, you can still get in an effective daily workout by power walking, jogging, or running a few sets of stairs. “Run the stairs for five minutes, then follow that with some body-weight squats, push ups, dips and sit ups. Repeat that three times for a total of 30 minutes,” suggests Condron.

Keep in mind that if you’re using your lunch break for fitness, you should prepare and bring a healthy meal to work.

Another idea is to rally a few of your colleagues to chip in for in-office yoga or Pilates. Many instructors will happily instruct a small group in the conference room or another space. You’ll have to check with your company for approval of workplace exercise programs.


 

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