Wednesday, February 24, 2021

How to Squeeze a Workout into Your Work Day

Let’s face it: we’re all busy, even if we’re working from home. We work long days, sometimes even into the night, and by the time work is over, we’re exhausted, starving, and ready for bed. And the idea of fitting a workout at home into the day is just unimaginable.

But what about working out? You can tell yourself you’ll work out after work, but by the time the clock strikes 5, chances are you’re too exhausted to even think about exercising. But what if you could work out WHILE you worked? And now that many of us are working from home, it’s even easier to do!

Whether you’re working from home or back in the office, here’s how you can squeeze a simple workout into your workday

Walk up and down the stairs


There’s no excuse for sitting in your office chair all day long. Get up and move! If you’re really trying to burn some calories, walk up and down the stairs. Just do it for a few minutes every day, and your legs will be burning.

Tricep dips


All you need for this workout is a chair, which we all have access to while working. Simply place both of your hands on the edge of the seat, facing forward. Bend your elbows and lower yourself down a few inches to the floor before straightening your arms back. Repeat 10 times.

Related: Exercises to boost your metabolism

Arm circles


Seriously, we can ALL make time for this one. Arm circles are pretty self-explanatory, just stand up and move your arms in a circular motion, forward and backward. Do 20 times in each direction.

Chair squats


Another simple exercise you can squeeze in at any time: chair squats. Simply perform a regular squat, but lightly tap your butt to the chair each time you go down. Repeat 10 times.

Wall sits

A great and easy workout to increase your strength and endurance. Start by standing with your back against the wall. Then, slide down until your knees are bent and your thighs parallel to the floor, and hold for 30 seconds.

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