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Have some fun office aerobics

Let’s face it, life is busy, which makes it hard to plan time to work out. Here are 5 simple exercises that you can do while you’re at work every day!

1. Walking

Take the stairs when you can, or take a stroll on your lunch break.

2. Calf Raises

Simply lift your heels up off the ground, bring them down, and repeat. You can do this at the photocopier, or printer.

3. Chair Dips

This exercise targets the triceps, check out these tips from about.com to find out how to do it properly.

4. Leg Lifts

Lift one leg until it’s straight and parallel to the ground. Hold for a few seconds, then lower. Repeat this around 10-15 times, and switch to the other leg.

5. Muscle Clenches

Clench the muscles for a period of several seconds, then release. Repeat again in sets of 10-15.

 

  • Glance at the wall clock and rip off a minute's worth of jumping jacks. If you're a beginner, try the low-impact version (raise your right arm and tap your left toe to the side while keeping your right foot on the floor; alternate sides)
  • Do a football-like drill of running in place for 60 seconds. Get those knees up! (Beginners, march in place.)
  • Simulate jumping rope for a minute: Hop on alternate feet, or on both feet at once. An easier version is to simulate the arm motion of turning a rope, while alternately tapping the toes of each leg in front.
  • While seated, pump both arms over your head for 30 seconds, then rapidly tap your feet on the floor, football-drill style, for 30 seconds. Repeat 3-5 times.
  • If you can step into a vacant office or conference room, shadow box for a minute or two. Or just walk around the room as fast as you can.
  • Or do walk-lunges in your office or a vacant room. (You could also amuse your co-workers by doing these in the hall; remember Monty Python's "Ministry of Silly Walks" comedy routine?). Set your PDA to beep you into action.
  • No conference room? Take to the stairs -- two at a time if you need a harder workout! Do this 5-7 times a day.
 
 
Have Fun!
 

 

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