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Exercises You Can Implement Into Your Workday

Having a full-time job can make it difficult to make time for the gym every day or to keep up a regular exercise routine. If your day is filled with prolonged sitting, this could become an issue for the healthy lifestyle you are trying to implement. There are some easy ways to incorporate exercise into your workday if you can’t make time for it afterward.

 

Take the Stairs

Taking the stairs is a great way to get endurance and toning. It will work on your stamina and tone your legs. If your office building has the options of stairs, take them overtaking the elevator. If you can find 10 minutes in your day, you can also run up and down flights of stairs to burn some calories and get your heart rate going.

 

Go for a Walk

Take time out of your lunch to go on a quick walk around the building. Making a little time every day to go outside and get your body moving can be beneficial for your health. It saves you from sitting through your lunch hour to sit for the rest of the day. It can also help with your focus and energy throughout the rest of your day.

 

Sit on an Exercise Ball

A lesser known form of exercise is maintaining good posture. Sitting on an exercise ball can develop good posture, increase your blood flow, enhance your balance, and help increase your core strength. If you are uncomfortable while you work due to your poor posture, it can affect your health, energy, and productivity.

 

Face-to-Face Meetings

Though email and instant messaging programs are great for quick responses, it keeps you chained to your desk more often. When possible, stand up and walk over to the person you need to talk to and have an in-person conversation. Those little movements throughout the day can start to add up.

 

Stretch at Your Desk

Many jobs require many hours sitting at a desk and it’s avoidable. You can take the opportunity to move in your seat or even stand up at your desk and stretch your muscles. A few stretch ideas are reaching for the stars, touching your toes, knee presses, and shrugs.

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