We go to bed at night and sleep for eight(ish) hours (hopefully). Then we wake up and work for eight hours. That leaves eight hours left in your day. What will you do with your other eight?
Many of us are exhausted at the end of our work day. We don’t have the energy to engage in a hobby, go to the gym or sometimes even cook a meal. Wouldn’t it be nice to have more energy in the evenings to get the most out of our free time?
The Secret? Exercise.
I know what you’re thinking … but it’s true.
By incorporating exercise into your workday you can strengthen your muscles and have more energy.
These are some cube-friendly exercises to strengthen your core Right Now! Try a few moves on your lunch break or take a few minutes to give your mind a rest and work out your body!
Try this twist on the traditional abdominal crunch: Sit up straight in your chair, with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Place your hands on the sides of your head and curl your body downward. Squeeze your abs tight, rise back up and repeat.
Plank poses are great for strengthening your abs. Place your hands on the edges of your desk chair and walk your feet backwards until your body forms an angle. Place your toes hip-width apart and lift your hips to form a straight line from your shoulders to your heels. Hold for 30 to 45 seconds.
Replace your chair with an exercise ball to work your abs. This is one way to improve your balance and tone core muscles. Sit up straight on the ball with your feet planted firmly on the floor. Feel your abs contracting to hold yourself in good alignment. While seated on the ball, move your hips around in circular motions. Do a set going clockwise, then change and do a set going counterclockwise.
These are just a few easy ways to incorporate fitness into your everyday routine, without intruding upon your leftover eight hours! For even more ways to incorporate fitness into your daily routine try my Fitness Flash Cards. You can carry them with you or keep them at your desk, or other places it’s convenient.Tweet