Exercising on your lunch break can be a great energy booster. Get some tips for fitness workouts that will help you use your time effectively.
Hit the Gym on your Lunch Break
If you have a gym near your office, take full advantage of this convenience. An hour lunch break gives you plenty of time to get an adequate workout. All you really need is 30 minutes to get your heart rate up and reap the benefits of your efforts.
Take Your Workout Routine to the Great Outdoors
If you aren’t fortunate enough to have a gym located nearby, take your workouts outside while it’s still nice out. You can get an effective daily workout by walking, jogging, biking or running. Try a local park or just hit the pavement for a 30-minute sweat!
Workout at Work
Many companies offer yoga and fitness classes. Rally your fellow colleagues and propose it to your company. There are many instructors who will happily instruct an office group in the conference room or another convenient space. If this idea isn’t possible at your office, get a group from the office together to run or walk before or after work. Scheduled workout plans with others will make it less likely to back out and will help you stay honest with your fitness goals.
Exercise at Home
Home exercise can be just as effective as going to the gym, and you don’t even need expensive equipment to get a great workout. You will be more likely to stick with your routine and reach your goals when you’re comfortable, so be resourceful and enjoy exercise in the comforts of your own home. Take any break you get in your day to use a pilates or zumba DVD, print out a routine from a website or even check your cable’s “on demand” menu.
After you complete your workout, give yourself a healthy and satisfying reward like fresh berries and yogurt. Top with granola for some crunch. You earned it!