When's the last time you worked out? Stretched a muscle? Cracked some joints? Had a heart healthy diet? If the answer to that is, "Well...ummm...it's been awhile" or "I don't remember". You need to Exercise! But it's simpler that it seems...
Exercise is the act of simply keeping your body busy. However, we live in a day and age where we find ourselves too busy for exercise itself! No worries, here are 5 smart tips to help you slip in some exercise and lose belly fat while you’re at it!
- Sit proper:
Start with the basics, make sure you're sitting at your desk, the right way.
Adjust the height so you’re in a 90-90-90 position; feet flat on the floor or on a foot rest and your knees and hips bent at 90-degree angles and that your screen is at eye level. This decreases the chances of you hunching forward, which in turn, leads to spasms in your back and neck, and headaches.
We often, (almost always) find ourselves sitting. Be it at our desks, our commute to and from work, our couches...you get the picture. At this pace, we're bound to develop back aches. An easy way to help diminish the chances of this happening is stretching frequently. It's important and by far the easiest. You could start with the next stretch: Touch your ear to your shoulder and leave it there for a while. Enjoy the release.
- Stand up:
If you’re stuck at your desk all day long, typing away your keyboard, you're very likely to develop a numbing pain in the arm and wrist. However, with one simple move, you'll rid yourself of this likeliness. Stand at your desk with your arms straight, place your palms on the desk with your fingers pointed toward you. Lower your body steadily until you feel a sudden rush of calm (you won’t have to go very far). Hold for 15 seconds. Repeat this as needed through the day.
- Work those legs:
Many a time, we end up with a "sleeping leg" while we're preoccupied with work. It is important to have continuous blood flow throughout our lower body. Keep tapping and shaking or wiggling your toes about, and to develop some more strength; extend one leg out straight in front of you. Hold for two seconds. Then raise it up as high as you can, and hold it again for two seconds. Repeat with each leg 15 times.
- Take the Heel-toe express:
If explicitly exercising, isn't quite your thing or you find exercises hard to remember. Simply walk more; start by taking the stairs, walking over to your colleague’s desk instead of just sending an email...it's that easy to keep fit and lose belly fat!
There you go, workouts do, and can, happen at work with a teensy tiny bit of effort. It's the small things that make all the difference. Couple this with a heart healthy diet and snack (Made with Nutralite's healthy goodness, of course) and you'll be your best healthy self in no time!