Tired of making excuses for not working out? Do you find yourself saying, “I don’t’ have time,” or “I don’t know what to do?” Well here is a time saving exercise program that will have your upper and lower body in shape swiftly. All you need are 5 minutes and a little commitment.
Chair squats (1min): We stand and sit all day every day. Today we can make it a work out. Start your timer and perform the workout. Try contracting the abs as you move toward the sitting position. Once you reach the seat, pause for a second and then contract the glutes and hamstrings to lift up out of the chair. Be sure to control the motions as well as the pace. If you aren’t able to complete a minute without rest, pause and start again as soon as you can.
Rest (1 minute): Sip a little water during this rest period and shake the legs out
Desk pushups (1 minute): This exercise will engage and strengthen the chest and shoulders. Start by standing and putting your hands on your desk. Be sure the desk can support your weight. Walk your legs back and begin doing pushups against the desk. If you need to pause before a minute expires, do so and start again as soon as possible.
Rest (1 minute): Sip a little more water and shake out the arms.
Calf Raises (1 minute): Start by standing and spreading your legs a little less than shoulder width apart with your toes facing forward. Lift your heels off the floor and back to the floor in a slow but constant pace. Be sure to stay balanced while performing this exercise.
Try doing this workout every 2 hours during your 8 hour work period and you will start seeing and feeling results soon. Combine these with healthy eating tips provided by healthyfitfamilies.com and you are on your way to optimal health and fitness. No More Excuses! Now get back to work before the boss catches you slacking.