Although eating balanced meals will help your body with energy, that’s only half of what’s needed to sustain your health. It’s recommended that adults get 2 and ½ hours of exercise a week with at least 2 days for muscle building activities. Unfortunately, it can be difficult trying to fit in those activities with such hectic schedules, growing families and demanding work hours. After finally getting home, going to the gym seems like an impossible task but with a few simple tricks you can bring the gym with you to work without interrupting your meetings!!
The Silent Seat Squeeze
To start toning, simply squeeze the buttocks, hold for 5-10 seconds, and release. Repeat until the agenda wraps up or the glutes tire. The results will be uplifting in more ways than one. This is a great workout that can be completed during a board meeting or conference call.
The Seated Leg Raiser
While seated, straighten one or both legs and hold in place for five or more seconds. Then lower the leg(s) back to the ground without letting the feet touch the floor. Repeat (alternating legs if raising them separately) for 15 reps.
Underwhelmed? Loop a purse or briefcase strap over the ankle for added weight, or for more of an abs workout, add a crunch.
The Book Press
Find a heavy book or a sealed ream of paper from the copy room. While standing up, hold the book or copy paper behind your head. Raise the book above your head a repeat. Try 3 sets of 10 reps and see how your triceps feel.