5 Sneaky Ways to Burn Calories at Work
Tuesday, 12 February 2019
You may think the 30 minutes you spend every other day in the gym is enough to keep you trim and healthy, but it’s not. If you want overall good health, you need to eat well and find opportunity to exercise every day—not just during your scheduled workouts.
1. On the Way to Work. To start your day with a some calorie-burning exercise, wake up a few minutes earlier than usual. You can bike or walk to work, or walk at a faster pace through the MTR walkway, perform seated calf raises on the bus or MTR, or get out at the further exit so you get to walk farther to reach your office. And of course, once you get to your building, take the stairs.
2. When Doing Mindless Tasks. Admit it: everything you do at work doesn’t require an amazing amount of brainpower, so multitask. The easiest option is to flex and squeeze your body. From your glutes and your abs to your pecs and thighs, you can get rid of a few calories by simply flexing them as you work.
3. Every Time You Finish a Task. When you first get to work, make a to-do list. Each time you cross a task off your list, give yourself an exercise reward- i.e. walking a couple laps around the office, standing up and doing a couple quick stretches, or closing your office door and knocking out a dozen push-ups. Go for it!
4. Walk & Talk. Helpful as email may be, there is a way to communicate with your colleagues instead by getting out of your seat and walking to your coworker’s office to talk things through. Have to make a few phone calls? Stand up as you talk or better yet, pace back and forth during the conversation.
5. On the Hour Burn. Sneak a little calorie burning into your routine by standing up every hour. All you need to do is stand up. Do this for five minutes, eight times a day, and you will drop 100 calories a day. Set a timer on your phone as a reminder.
All of these bonus calorie burning tips are great – when done in conjunction with a consistent, challenging exercise program & eating healthy.
So come on in and remember to address your initial exercise concerns at your induction when you join us. If you haven’t scheduled it, contact us!