Interject Fitness at the Office

FitnessFrom the Dallas  Morning News and the Memphis Commercial Appeal here are a few tips to interject some fitness at the office:

  • Take the stairs.  This is one of the best and cheapest ways to add in daily activity.  Just a couple of times up and down will burn some calories.
  • Keep (and use) weights at your desk.  Small weights can be used for slow biceps curls and other arm and shoulder exercises.  Two sets of 10 repetitions on each side, two to three times a day will help define your arms.
  • Triceps dips.  While you wait for the coffee or print copies, turn your back to the counter, grasp it with your hands, bend the elbows and slowly dip until your thighs are parallel to the ground.  Start with a set of 10 repetitions.
  • Do squats at your desk.  Stand at your desk once every few hours, extend your arms and bend those knees.  Up, down, up, down.
  • Walk when you can.  Set up your work station so that you have to get up from your desk for print copies and fax notices.  On your break, walk down the hall and back.  Get moving!

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