Ask the Trainer: Stuck Behind a Desk
Question: What can I do while at work to get some activity into my day?
Answer: The main thing you can do at work to burn more calories is to be more active. Many people work in offices where you sit at a desk all day. Here are some ideas to help you burn some calories:
- Ban the elevator. If you have an elevator try taking the stairs instead. It is the equivalent of doing the Stairmaster at the gym.
- Use your 15 minute breaks and/or lunch to take walks. Most companies have these breaks built into your schedule. Get outside and take a walk and get some fresh air!
- Use your lunch break to work out. Go to the gym or run outside for 30 minutes. It will refresh you and release stress at the same time!