Regular exercise has a lot of benefits and many people already know this but finding time to work out with piling responsibilities in the office is a tough ask. There are a number of working class people who have the intention to get fitter and healthier and pay for their gym membership towards these goals but rarely find the time to get value for their money.
Increasing work-related stress and lack of physical activity can lead to health complications and it is therefore important to find ways to become active without making your work suffer.
Here are ways to exercise when you have no time to work out.
Walk to work
You can incorporate subtle exercises in your daily commute to work by alighting one stop to your destination and completing the rest of the journey on foot. This gives you some much needed exercise in the morning and gets your metabolism going for the day.
If driving, park your car some distance from the office, and walk to the office. In the office, take the flight of stairs rather than the using the lift to get from one floor to another.
Get a pet
There are many benefits of owning a pet such as companionship and learning about responsibility but owning a pet can also force you to get fitter.
Pets, particularly dogs, need to be taken for walks regularly and you also get some work out as you walk them. Go to Petsarethebest.Net for guidance on which pets are best suitable for your lifestyle and how to take care of them.
Take rest breaks
The lack of regular exercise is exacerbated by the effects of sitting for long hours in your desk. The overall results for your health include weight gain and posture problems.
To arrest this, take regular rest breaks of about 5 minute every hour to stretch and walk around in order to improve your blood circulation. You can squeeze a number of squats and press-ups too if you have a private office. Not the most intense of workouts but it’s better than sitting all day without a break.
Wake up early
Set up your alarm 15 minutes before your scheduled waking time. This gives you a sufficient buffer to do some quick intense exercises before you need to start preparing for work when your alarm goes off.
The advantage of morning exercise is that it burns more calories than exercising at any other time of the day and you also get the mental clarity you need to take on the work day ahead.
Take advantage of any little time you can get to move around and get some exercise. This could when you are waiting in line at the bank or for the train or waiting for your dinner to be ready at home.
Instead of standing still, walk around and squeeze in any form of exercise you can to do without looking weird like calf raises and contracting your abdominal muscles.