Your days are packed, and exercise never makes it to your to-do list. But exercise is necessary. Learn how to squeeze in exercise into your busy day.
If a chunk of your day goes in listening into conference calls or sitting in at meetings, why not get some exercise while you’re at it:
While on a conference call
– Use a handsfree and walk up and down as you talk and listen.
– Store some light weights under your desk. Do some bicep, tri-cep and shoulder strengthening exercise while you listen into that call.
– Do some simple stretches.
At a meeting
– Do some isometric contractions while at a meeting. Here’s how you do it: Simply draw your abdominal muscles in and contract without holding your breath. Hold for a few seconds and release. Repeat this for at least 5 minutes.
DITCH THE ELEVATOR, TAKE THE STAIRS
You’ve heard this a million times. But we’ll say it again, hoping this time it makes a difference. Stair-climbing is an excellent cardiovascular exercise. Just 15 to 20 minutes of it a few times a week can be a boon for your health. So say NO to that elevator or escalator, and take a flight of stairs — you’ll do your heart a favour.
FIND AN EXCUSE TO WALK
We all take walking for granted. While it surely doesn’t burn as many calories as a fast-paced workout, squeezing in 15 minutes of walk, daily can be very beneficial. So, park your car a little further away and walk to your destination. Leave your bike or car behind, and walk to the nearby grocery store. Walk whenever and to wherever you can.