As we make our way through January, we decided to check in on our resolutions to be healthier. Eating more fruit and veggies? Check! Resisting another episode on Netflix to go to bed on time? Yep! Morning workouts? Not quite…
The easy thing to do is snooze your alarm, vow to hit the gym after work, then never go. So instead, we’re all about quick fixes and incorporating simple ways to be active during the day — even if that means working out at work.
Bursts of movement burn calories and will help you reach your fitness goals, whatever they are. Below are five easy moves you can do solo or with your co-workers before you dig into your lunch.
Chair squats. This is an easy way to get a quick set of squats in! Assume your normal position of feet hip distant apart. Keep your back straight as you squat back and touch your butt to your chair. Return to standing and repeat for three sets of 10.
Plank. You know the drill: hold yourself up, hands shoulder-width apart, and feet zipped together. Hold for at least 30 seconds and up to a minute.
Knee lifts. Sit straight with both feet on the ground. Lift one knee directly up as high as you can. Your toes should be pointed! Lower and switch legs; do this 10 times on each side. This will strengthen leg muscles!
Desk pushups. Somehow, these seem so much easier than traditional pushups. Put both hands on the edge of your desk and walk your feet back. Do 15 pushups for a quick arm-strengthening sesh.
Wall sits. Grab your desk mate and head to the nearest wall. Squat to a 90 degree angle and hold for as long as you can — try this for at least a minute.
xx, The FabFitFun Team