5 Fitness Tips for Office Workers

Working out and staying in shape has always come with images of a fully equipped gyms with all the weights and treadmills. For most people, working out requires you to have tons of free space and time to be able to break a sweat. That begs the question. What happens if you’re the 8-5 guy that is always sitting at your workspace in your office? Does it mean you can never workout out and sit at your desk the whole day like a vegetable?

Before you get the answer to that questions, there are a couple of things that need to be cleared out. First, working out does not mean you must have a gym and tons of time. It can be as simple as taking a walk. With a little bit of ingenuity and creativity, you can infuse your 9-5 with plenty of exercise in between. To answer the previous question; No, just because you have to be in the office the whole day does not mean that your fitness levels should take a dip. Here are some fitness tips that should help you keep working out without neglecting your work or getting fired.

  1. Always take the longer and harder

It just requires some simple creativity for you to double or even triple your walking distance. If your work place is close to where you live, you can simply take the daily work to and from work. If not, make sure that you park farther away from the complex so you have ample distance to cover. You can also opt to take the stairs to your floor and while in your office, take the longest route to the printer and other areas of the office. That way, you optimise the workout for your legs.

  1. Have alarms

With all the work and distractions from colleagues, it is very simple to forget that you need to get up and about to keep your fitness levels up. TO help you remember and keep track of your workout schedule, you need to set alarms. It is important that they are reasonably spaced so you have ample time to work and also achieve your fitness goals.

  1. Seated stretches

If you’re stuck at the desk and can’t get away for the occasional walk, you shouldn’t let that get in the way of your fitness goals. There are different variations of seated stretches that you can try. Stretching is just as important to muscle building and toning as working out which is why this would be a great tip. You can have variations of neck stretches, arms and shoulders, back and legs and even thighs and calf stretches.

  1. Have a standing

    work station

You can also consider having a standing work station. It is a great idea that will remind you to take a break using your biological timer every time you get tired. Standing desks have become increasing popular so finding one that fits your needs will not be hard.

  1. Buy portable equipment

Because you can’t go to the gym, you can bring the gym to the work place. You don’t need to have all the equipment. Having a skipping rope and portable dumbbells is all you will need. You can also have a yoga mat and resistance bands. These are easy to store and you can always pull them out whenever you need them.

Just because you’re stuck at work for the entire day is not an excuse enough for you to slack and fall back on your goal to be fit. There are plenty of ways that you can make lemonade out of these lemon and five of those methods have just been listed. Want to get fit? Maybe 121 training is great for you!

Be sure to read our last blog post that talks about 5 Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer

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