If you’re like most of us, you may wish you had more time in the day. While I can’t offer you a 25-hour day, I can offer a strategy for increasing your energy so that you can make the most of the time you do have
These workouts are specifically designed to fit into your busy schedule, without getting in the way of your free time. They blend seamlessly into all the brief moments of downtime during your day—you can do them from bed as you wake up in the morning, at your desk while skimming your Twitter feed, and even during your nightly Netflix-binge. And at the end of the day, you’ll still have time to do everything else you love, too.
1. Do Calf Raises While You Wait in Line
You can do the next simple exercise while you wait in line at the bus stop, the grocery store, or the coffee shop:
- Start with your feet flat on the ground, slightly apart.
- Raise both feet slowly until you’re standing on your toes.
- Hold this position for 3-5 seconds.
- Lower your feet and repeat the above steps 10-15 times.
- This exercise will give you stunning tone and definition in your calves.
2. Make a Phone Call
Instead of sending a text or email, make a phone call. Get up and walk around the block, or pace around your office while talking on the phone.
3. Take The Stairs
Skip the elevator, walk up the stairs. Taking the stairs is one of the best exercises you can do. It will help you build muscle mass while also burning extra calories. Not to mention, taking the stairs is a huge time saver. By the time the elevator door opens, you will already be reaching your floor.
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4. Shift By Half an Hour
If you go to bed 30 minutes earlier twice a week, you could wake up 30 minutes earlier those mornings and do a quick 2.5 mile run (outside or on a treadmill) before work. Morning exercise does not have to involve a 5:30 A.M. hour-long spinning class if you do not want it to.
5. Make a Trip to the Office Be an Exercise
Don’t always drive a private ride to the office. If the distance to the home is not far away, try to walk or bike. You can join a club or community biking to the office. In addition to sweating, you also contribute to reduce congestion.
6. Don’t Lunch at the Desk
Get used to move actively during the office. Don’t keep sitting at your desk and facing the computer. If lunch time arrives, try to eat out of the office, or walk for unchained food around the office while socializing with office friends. But remember, choose kind of healthy food. If you bring food, bring your meal to the canteen and eat with friends.
7. Be a weekend warrior
If you are cannot exercise during the workweek, it is still possible to hit three times per week by exercising Friday after work, Saturday morning, and Sunday evening.