Get ready for bathing suit season while at the office
March 15, 2013
By Jesse Nattamai
The sun is shining and the snow is melting, which can only mean spring is right around the corner. Yet, even as the weather becomes forgiving for outdoor exercise, it’s still a challenge for many to find the time (and energy) to exercise after a long day at the office. But why wait for the workday to end? Even at your desk, there are a variety of ways to increase your heart rate and firm up for tank top and bathing suit season.
According to the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, those who clock at least three hours a day in an office chair were more likely to be overweight or have an increased BMI. Other studies found that increasing physical exercise and implementing healthier lifestyle habits can bolster longevity and reduce your waistline.
Below are some pointers on how to embrace fitness this spring, even during a hectic day at the office.
Squeeze in 10 to 15 minutes of activity whenever you can. Do leg lifts at your chair, hand deliver a memo instead of using email, or try some squats while you wait for a fax confirmation. Every little bit helps.