Workout at work

Even busy professionals have to find time in their days to exercise. The average office work sits for approximately six hours a day. That’s a lot of down time. To keep your bottom line from dropping or adding in size, try a few minutes of fitness each day and make good choices at meals.



Think lean and green each time you eat. If it contains lean proteins and comes from the earth, you are always on the right track. The likelihood of abundant calories coming from a meal described above are the ones that include the word “fried” in them. Feel good and stabilize your energy levels by always eating breakfast, lunch and dinner and keeping the Lean/Green nutrition in mind.


When you can’t make it to the gym, don’t let that sideline your exercise. Try these simple tips while at work:

  • Pace on conference calls - Use your cell phone or headset and get up and walk. Hold your notes in your hands and keep it moving.

  • Exercise in your chair - Use your chair for push and pulls: push away from your desk with your arms and increase upper body strength. Next walk with you heels back toward the desk to work your hamstrings and thighs.

  • Turn table stretch - While seated reach up then twist from your waist and reach around the back side of the chair. Reach back to center and repeat on the other side. This exercise helps open the spine and increase circulation. Hold a heavy water bottle or laptop in your hands when you reach and work that core too!

  • Breathe between emails - Emails can take up a good part of your day but for every three emails you answer, stand up and take 3 deep breaths. It’s a good way to reduce stress and strengthen your lower body.

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