How To Exercise At Work

Do you know how to exercise at Work? The most common mistake people make when trying to lose weight is restricting themselves to one exercise routine or location. We all know those poor souls who become so discouraged when they miss a workout at the gym or wake up too late to perform their usual morning workout routine. They worry that their busy day will not allow them to make-up for the missed exercise opportunity. The key to consistent exercising though is not setting a certain time or place, but learning how to take advantage of other opportunities. And since no matter how busy you are, you'll always find time to workout, your work place could be the ideal location to squeeze in a workout or two. So read on for a few tips on how to incorporate exercise while at work:

Tip One: Join your Job's Wellness Program

They're virtually ubiquitous. Due to the rise of obesity in America, many employers have set up wellness programs to better respond to this growing epidemic. It's a good idea to participate in these types of programs for the support system alone, not to mention the perks such as free use of the employee gym or reduced fees at a gym near your company or organization. These wellness programs help keep you accountable for your actions through weekly weigh-ins and food journaling, but they're also a great place to meet like-minded individuals whose goal is to lose weight or lead a healthier lifestyle...which leads to the next point...

Tip One: Join your Job's Wellness Program

Let's face it. Most of us spend between 8 to 12 hours a day at work. That's a lot of time and hopefully all that time spent with each other has led to a co-worker friendship or two. Invite your co-workers to start a fitness club with you. Spend your lunch breaks walking around the building instead of hovering over the doughnuts.

Tip Three: Try Mini-Workouts at Your Desk

If all else fails, there are always opportunities for mini-workouts in your cubicle or behind your desk. Do you work as a telephone customer service rep? Well then, keep a light set of dumbbells in your desk drawer and do a couple of sets of triceps kickbacks while you're on the phone. Its a great way to get a mini-workout in and relieve the tension from talking to yet another disgruntled customer. Are you sedentary all day? Take a few minutes to do squats, calf-raises, or other sculpting exercises. If you do this four times a day, for at least 5 minutes, you'll have completed 20 minutes of strength training while working. Now if that isn't multitasking, I don't know what is!

The important thing to remember is to be flexible. Take advantage of any opportunity available to schedule a workout whether it be a quick walk around the parking lot with your co-workers or doing bicep curls at your desk. A little at a time, even for the busiest person, can add up to a lot.