The deadlines are piling up, there are calls to be made and emails to send – how can you find time for exercise in your busy work life? Here are a few tips for fitting fitness into your daily routine at the office:
Set your watch or phone alarm to beep (quietly!) every hour, to remind you to get up and move around. Even a trip to the toilet or water cooler will burn a few calories, stretch your muscles and relieve stress.
Take the stairs instead of the lift – this can help to wake you up if you’re suffering from an afternoon energy slump and is better for you than the sugary offerings of the snack machine.
During your coffee or lunch break, go for a walk outside to get some fresh air and, hopefully, sunshine.
Investigate any nearby gyms to see if they have lunchtime classes. Research shows that exercise can both relieve stress and make workers more productive.