A full time health and fitness guru on YouTube with over 80 million views, Sarah is obviously passionate about sharing healthy lifestyle information. Check out her site, SarahFit.com, for the most effective workouts and motivational advice. She is also a regular contributor to Everyday Health’s YouTube channel and girl behind “No Gym, No Problem”.
Workout At Work We spend upwards of 40 hours a week at the office, yet we are lucky if we can get in 2 hours at the gym! If you are married to your job, don’t let yourself become a victim of a sedentary lifestyle because of your work. Try these simple tips to incorporate a more active lifestyle into your day job.
Make the Most of Your Commute. Walk to work if it’s 1 mile or less. Yes, this is going to be limited to city dwellers but you can also walk to the bus stop, or take the stairs instead of the elevator.
Waiting in line for your morning coffee? Try doing toe raises, and leg lifts. This can also be done at a copy machine, in line for the bathroom or on a boring conference call. Really you can do them anywhere.
Have a long phone call you need to make? Do it standing up. You burn more calories while standing than sitting. Try a standing desk even for part of the day.
Keep a resistance band in your desk drawer for some upper body strength training during breaks throughout the day. Try doing bicep curls, shoulder raises and an overhead press.
Use a large exercise ball instead of a chair to sit at your desk. Try sitting at it for 30 minutes on the first day. Increase the amount of time by 10% each week. If it bothers your lower back, switch back to a regular chair or reduce the amount of time you use it.