Work a Little Exercise into Your Work Day


If you can’t find the time or energy to make it to the gym regularly, try exercises at work instead. When I’m not focusing on weight-loss or strength-building, my goal is to maintain my weight. The older I get, I realize even maintaining requires a conscious effort.

I have a desk job and don’t mind spending the whole eight hours on my chair. However, I have to get my blood flowing for the sake of my mental and physical health. The following exercises at work help me maintain my weight during office hours.

  1. I don’t keep a water bottle around my desk. Instead I fill my 8 oz. cup every hour or so to get myself to get up and walk to the water station and back.
  2. I take a 15 minute walk around our building before lunch. The fresh air really helps me clear my mind as well.
  3. Every time I go to the bathroom, I spend extra few minutes to perform 50 reps/seconds of one of the following exercises in the bathroom stall.  A minute may not seem like much, but doing them four to six times within the eight hours adds up.

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