You probably know you need to exercise. What you probably don’t know is how to squeeze the time it takes to exercise into your schedule. To help you fit in a little fitness every Move It Monday, we’ve gathered a few easy exercises you can do at work (or anywhere for that matter) that can be performed in very little time. Research shows that small bouts of exercise benefit your health, so try a new mini exercise when you’ve got a spare minute.
Walking up and down stairs is an activity not normally viewed as an exercise in the traditional sense. It is, however, an excellent way to squeeze exercise into a busy schedule.
Squats strengthen your entire body while increasing your flexibility and even improving your posture. They’re basically a superfood of exercises. Try adding chair squats into your workday, and soon enough you’ll feel yourself getting stronger.
This movement helps improve your balance while strengthening your hips, thighs, and glutes. It’s something you can perform at a standing meeting, or just for a few moments while you’re up on your feet.
Here’s a stretch that’s useful for anyone who sits for hours at a time. It’s a great move for warmups, for cooldowns and for a little relief at any point during the day. Best of all, you can perform this stretch while seated at your desk.