Check out these 5 quick fitness tips for working women.
Working women have even lesser time to worry about fabulous figures than their stay-at-home counterparts. But that doesn’t mean they should let themselves go. Here are some ways to stay in shape while climbing that corporate ladder.
Quick 5 Fitness Tips For Working Women
By Ray Lehigh
Have you ever looked at that gorgeous woman on television and envied her hourglass figure? Have you wondered what she does to ensure that she stays trim and fit? Have you also thought that it wasn’t within your reach to achieve that milestone? If you are a working woman, juggling deadlines and dirty dishes on a daily basis, there’s every chance that you don’t have the time or the energy for a high-powered exercise routine that will help give you that fabulous body.
It’s probably one of the biggest myths that working women have lesser time to spare than a stay-at-home mother. The scary truth is that both sets of women, or at least a large percentage of both, lead similarly sedentary lifestyles. While the woman at home is lounging on a couch in the middle of a tiring day, the one at work is seated behind a desk, crunching numbers and attending meetings. Both scenarios are not ideal when it comes to fitness and overall health.
However, there are some ways to ensure that you get into shape and stay in shape, even with a busy workday looming ahead. The trick is to get into a lifestyle change rather than a quick-fix solution to a specific health issue.
Walking is a surefire way to burn off the calories. You don’t have time for a walking routine? No problem. Walk while you talk. If you have to take a phone call, make sure you’re walking back and forth. You’d be surprised at how many steps you would take on an hour-long conference call.
Stretch your limbs any time you can. We sit for so many hours behind a desk that we don’t even realize how numb our extremities become. For every hour spent at the computer, stretch your arms above your head for two minutes. Similarly, go for a short walk every hour or two, to keep the circulation going.
Never skip your breakfast. It is very easy for the early-morning rush to overwhelm you and it becomes easy to grab a burger on the way to work. Stop, pause, breathe and set time aside for a hearty breakfast. It fuels you up to tackle the challenges of the day. Also, stock up on healthy snacks which you can access in the middle of a busy schedule. A fistful of nuts, dry fruits or a peanut butter sandwich is perfect for those mid-morning cravings without adding on the pounds.
Are you too busy to visit the gym? No problem. Pick up a couple of 500 ml bottles and use them as dumbbells at work. Use that tea break to do a few arm lifts and curls which will tone those muscles and work on the upper body strength.
You’ve heard this one before. You’ve read about it in every fitness journal possible and you’ve heard the doctor tell you this each time you visit him for that yearly check up. Drink plenty of water. Water keeps you hydrated, feeling younger and more energized to take on the demands of a home/work balance.
These are not complete options when it comes to a sound mind and body. But they are a great way to start or get into a routine to set that lifestyle clock. Slowly, you can add more ideas into your day; an hour of exercise, a restricted diet or an evening of yoga. The point is, take those baby steps towards a fitter you, then you can jog your way into a hearty middle age.
Ray Lehigh is a person with great passion for writing; he has written many articles on different topics like Medifast. You can look out for more on his other blogs related to health and beauty.