by Betsy Stevens NCCPT | Find Me on Facebook
If you didn’t catch it, be sure to read our first article on 4 Workplace Fitness Tips. I’m sure you’ll find some great ideas on staying active, even if you have a sedentary job.
But wait…there’s more!
Yep, we have another set of 4 amazing tips to help you stay on the right fitness track, even when you are stuck at work.
1. Firming up the booty during a webinar!
In the average webinar, people login to a website and sit while they stare at a computer screen as someone talks about different slides that pop up every few minutes. Instead of fighting the urge to fall asleep on your keyboard, push back your desk chair and give yourself a little wiggle room. Stationary lunges and air squats are perfect to do in small areas and you don’t need equipment; just your own body weight! So, while you are listening to the webinar, why not multi task and get those glutes and quads to feel a good burn!
2. Take a lunchtime stroll.
Instead of riding a bus, taking a taxi, or driving your car to your lunch destination each day, walk there! Walking is a great cardiovascular workout. But, by all means, if your morning coffee is still flowing through your veins, put that energy to use and run, jog or skip to your eatery – that’s even better!
3. Make a game out of it! (One of our favorites because we know how colleagues are…)
If you have someone in your office who you’re willing to bet is guaranteed to use a specific word or phrase countless times throughout the day, don’t roll your eyes and get annoyed at them, use them to your advantage! For example: If you are always hearing Steve in accounting say, “These numbers show..”, assign yourself an exercise to do each times he says that! Or, if Rebecca in HR is always stopping by everyone’s desk at some point in the day and says, “Let’s take a look…”, then assign yourself 10 jumping jacks or a 30 second wall sit each time you hear those words. You might be surprised at the workout you receive – all thanks to your co-workers!
4. Invest in a step tracker.
A lot of today’s step trackers come with the option to “compete” with your friends who also have the same tracker. Most of the time in these competitions, you are competing to see who takes the most steps, accumulates the most miles walked, or has burned the most calories. By having the constant reminder on your wrist that your friend across town is challenging you, you’re more likely to make yourself get up and get moving to claim your victory!
Fitness really can be fun.
There you have it! You can have fun, work and still commit to a healthier and fitter lifestyle. Stop by Gold’s Gym on Hospital Drive in Douglasville today and let one of our fitness experts discuss with you even more tricks and tips on getting fit while on the job!