If you have a shorter lunch break, going for a quick walk is a great option. Why? Because there’s no equipment required and you can do it anywhere. If you’re a fitness newbie, walking is also a good fit because it’s a low intensity way to get active. Plus it’s a great way to get out and enjoy the fresh air. For even more fun, grab one of your co-workers and have them join you!
Stretch It Out
Stuck at a desk all day? Yoga is a great way to stretch out your muscles and work out any kinks that have formed from sitting for long periods of time. Many businesses have workplace yoga, but another option is to find a lunch time yoga class in your area. Reap the benefits of yoga, including lower stress levels, increased balance and flexibility, and reduced risk of chronic diseases, by trying it out your next lunch break.
Take the Stairs
Some days we’re just so busy that we don’t have time to leave the office during lunch. On those days, we challenge you to take the stairs! At a brisk speed, go up and down the stairs in your building a handful of times. Climbing the stairs takes more effort than walking, especially when you don’t use your arms to gain momentum. You may feel silly going up and down the stairs, but afterwards you’ll feel refreshed and energized!
When time permits, you can always head to the gym over lunch. Whether you have your own routine you stick to or you’re starting fresh, the gym is a great way to burn off steam and get away from the office. Check out Self’s 10 lunchtime workouts under 30 minutes for inspiration for your next trip to the gym!
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