The Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes a week of moderate exercise for optimum health. This can seem quite a daunting task to achieve if you work a sedentary job. However, it’s important to try.
Luckily, there are some simple ways to fit exercise into your daily routine. One way is to wake up a few minutes earlier and work in a warmup routine. It doesn’t have to be extensive. Five to ten minutes a morning could get 35-70 minutes of exercise added to your weekly total. Simple exercises such as lunges, pushups, and wall sits are good for warming up in the morning.
You can also take small one-minute breaks throughout your workday to do one small bit of exercise. One hour you could take a minute to do squats or wall sits and the next to do leg lifts in your chair. Assuming you work an average 8 to 10-hour workday, that’s an extra forty to fifty minutes of exercise a week. Doing it this way makes it so that you are active all day long and don’t get sweaty enough to be unpresentable at work. It also helps you stealthily sneak in more exercise minutes.
If you have health conditions that may limit your ability to exercise or a specific pain you are trying to combat, schedule a consultation to customize a safe and effective routine.