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By Eva-Maria Bobbert
According to the Australian Bureau of
Statistics, almost one-quarter of
Australians say they don't have time to
exercise because they work long hours. Here's
how to work out at work.
ways to exercise during your work day
1. Stop emailing colleagues within cooee and
personally deliver your message.Every step counts
(remember you're aiming for 10,000 a day!).
2. Boost muscle mass without even leaving your
chair -- do butt clenches or pelvic floor exercises.
3. Researchers from the Baker IDI Heart and
Diabetes Institute in Victoria found that for every
hour you sit without moving, you increase your
risk of cardiovascular-related disease by up to 26
per cent.So get up more often - make phone calls
on your feet!
4. Waiting for a web page to load? Jog on the
spot for 60 seconds (think footy pro at training).
Do it every hour -- the benefits are cumulative.
5. Work smarter -- do one-legged squats and
lunges while waiting for the printer to produce
6. You're already taking the stairs instead
of the lift, right? Get your heart pumping
harder by taking every second step on the
7. Park a few blocks from work or get off the
bus one stop earlier -- British researchers found
just 15 minutes of walking can curb choc cravings
so you're less likely to raid the cookie jar later.
8. Good posture makes you instantly look
leaner. Ditch your office chair and plonk your bod
on a fitness ball, which forces your body to gently
work your postural muscles -- core training while
9. Need a pick-me-up? Instead of reaching for
the lolly jar, lift your co-workers spirits with your
own rendition of Monty Python's 'Ministry of Silly
Walks' (a good belly laugh ain't half bad for core
10. Hit the gym at lunch -- all the oxygen
pumping around your system means you'll be
more productive all afternoon (and possibly
score a promotion -- research shows that
maintaining a healthy weight could be healthy
for your hip pocket!).
10 ways to
your work day
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