Our fitness tips for working people will help you stay active at work all day and are perfect for working men and women who don’t want to work out at the gym. Most working people end up spending their weekdays on a desk, getting little to no exercise. By the time the weekend comes, they are either too tired to visit the gym or have other matters to attend to. In such a scenario, your health is the biggest casualty and apart from gaining weight, you also put yourself at risk of chronic diseases and conditions. However, as they say, where there’s a will, there’s a way – if you are actually serious about your health, the following fitness tips for working people can help you stay fit without having to skip work.
Make use of your traveling time
A lot of working men and women have to travel several blocks to reach their workplaces, which is potentially time that can be used productively. If your workplace is not too far away you might want to consider getting a bicycle and riding it to work. You will obviously have to leave a little early, but the payoff is an early morning workout without interrupting your routine. Alternatively, if possible, you can also walk to work and give your metabolism a boost that will last the whole day.
Prefer standing as much as you can
It might be a little difficult to get out of that comfy office chair of yours but standing up actually burns more calories than sitting. Moreover, getting up regularly ensures proper blood flow through your body as compared to sitting on a chair all day long. If you have to convey a lot of messages internally, you can, if time permits, get up and walk around the building and visit your required departments rather than dialing extensions.
Don’t waste your lunch break
All full-time jobs have lunch breaks for employees and most professionals end up spending them sitting as well. You can go to a nearby park for a stroll during your lunch break and eat your sandwich on the way. On the other hand, if your workplace has space, you might want to ask your human resource department to arrange a table tennis or pool table for employees, ensuring some fun time along with moderate exercise.
Keep resistance bands in your desk
Resistance bands are great for quick workouts and provide an alternative to weights. You can easily keep a pair in your desk and use them during breaks for both your arms and legs. They are easy to set up with a desk or a chair or you can hold one end down with your feet and workout with them.
Do let me know if any of the fitness tips above work out for you and if you have any you would like to share, feel free to comment.