People are busier than ever these days. Office jobs can be a real hindrance to your weight loss goals. Exercising at work is something you can easily do without sweating through that suit and tie. Here are a few ways you can exercise at the office to maintain those weight loss goals.
Quit parking so close to the building
Just parking loses a lot of good exercise time by parking as close to the door as possible. It might be cold outside and you’re in a hurry. It might even be raining or you might be late for a meeting. This is no excuse for you to give up on your weight loss exercises.
The easiest way to get in a bit of a walk is to park as far away from the office door as possible. Even better for that weight loss exercise is to walk to the office in a brisk fashion. You might be late for a meeting, but is parking right by the door really going to safe you any more time than the little bit extra it takes to walk across the parking lot?
Take the stairs instead of the elevator
If you are lucky enough to work in a multi-floor building, you will have stairs readily available to you. This is a prime weight loss workout opportunity for you to undertake. Besides, nobody enjoys waiting around for an elevator full of people to arrive.
Don’t email, walk to your cube neighbors desk
Email has done a great job in streamlining how business communication is done. Yet, there is something to be said about face-to-face interaction amongst colleagues. Instead of sending an email to Joe two doors down, why not get up and walk over to have a chat with Joe.
This not only gets you out of your chair, but also gets you a small bit of exercise to aid in your weight loss activities of the day. It might not seem like much at first, but doing this several times during the week will add up to weight loss happiness in no time.
Leg workouts can be done all day
A leg workout is one of the easiest and most inconspicuous exercises you can do at your desk. Just raise your foot from the floor and hold it out straight so your leg is parallel to the floor. Hold your leg there for two – five seconds. Lower your leg and proceed to rotate this motion between your legs. This will provide a great leg exercise while keeping those weight loss goals in plain sight.
Take a hike…..at lunch
Sometime you just have to get out of the office. Walk to your favorite sandwich shop instead of fighting with traffic the whole way there. Walk around the block if you just need a quick breather. Take a friend along for company if that provides more motivation for you.
Exercising for weight loss doesn’t always require a gym and hours of cardio. These few tips will help you get in small workout, push you down the road to weight loss success, while keeping that tie safe and clean. Bonus points if you develop a whole office workout routine.