We get it; workweek can be super hectic. To succeed in this competitive world, you need to hustle hard, which can result in physical health taking a back seat. Over time, late-night shifts, regularly eating out, no exercise, can all be dangerous for the body.
No matter how much you get done, chores and checklists never end, and there is always some new task to keep you occupied. How can one even think about working out? We will show it to you!
Replace the Floor with a Mat
George Rudy/shutterstock: Use a floor mat for work and workout
The ingenuity of this idea is incredulous! Next time you wake up in the morning, instead of the floor, make sure your feet land on a yoga mat.
Before going to sleep, roll out the mat next to the bed. This way, the first thing in the morning that you are reminded of is stretching. It is a great start to the day as it opens up the muscles and makes us more active. You can even skip the caffeine!
Stand and Talk
Africa Studio/shutterstock: Don’t stay seated for the whole day
If a majority portion of the job entails sitting down, taking calls via phone or video conferencing, try standing, especially for that first call of the workday. Work the glutes, hamstrings, and quads by standing and touching your heels with the toes turned out.
Squeeze the glutes regularly, even while sitting. Try building up resilience and extending the period of these subtle movements. Press and release and keep going for 10 minutes every time you feel mentally tired or fatigued.
Take calls while walking around the office – it will help stretch the legs and jog the mind.
Have a Workout Bag Ready
Art_Photo/shutterstock: Keep workout essentials ready at all times
It is great to leave a pair of old sneakers under the desk to remind you that it is possible to make time for a quick stair workout. Try doing modified pushups and climb flights of stairs.
Whenever you have the urge to take the elevator, try to suppress it and instead take the staircase!
One of the many beautiful qualities of the human brain is multitasking. Every morning when you are doing your skincare routine, and performing elaborate steps to juice up your skin, commit the same time to perform lunges, burpees, squats, or leg lifts.
There is not a lot to do when a mask is on! Why not work out for a short while?
Let it all Out
News flash: stretching burns calories! It is easy, doesn’t cake you in sweat, and most importantly, feels great.
Next time you are exhausted from a long day at work, get up and remind yourself that you will be better off in the morning by doing a few simple exercises.
Doing something is always better than doing absolutely nothing. So, stop feeling guilty and get going with these amazing tips to stay in shape!