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5 Ways to Exercise at Work (Without Getting Fired!)


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It can be hard to fit in exercise when you're working all day. But it's so much easier if you follow these five tips for getting in a workout at work!

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5 Ways to Exercise at Work (Without Getting Fired!)

  1. 1. JANUARY - MARCH 2015 1ST QUARTER 5 WAYS TO EXERCISE AT WORK (without getting fired)
  2. 2. 1. Match your workout to your work mode. Grouping similar activities, called “batching,” eliminates some of the mental setup time required between activities. Why not apply it to exercise? Quick activities like phone calls, emails and errands, call for a brief high-intensity workout or two.
  3. 3. 2. Schedule it. A regular routine creates automatic cues in the brain, so switching between work and exercise will soon become effortless.
  4. 4. 3. Mentally map out your break. Start thinking about your break while you’re doing other tasks; visualize when you’ll go, how you’ll prepare and what you’ll do.
  5. 5. 4. Leave off strategically. A to-do list and a few notes might help you pick up where you left off, whether you want to move around for 10 minutes every hour or head out for a long workout during lunch.
  6. 6. 5. Drink up! Dehydration is a big cause of fatigue and lack of focus after exercise. So if you’re heading out for a midday workout, be sure you’ve had plenty of water first and keep drinking when you get back
  7. 7. TAKE YOUR AT-WORK WORKOUT TO THE NEXT LEVEL! Ignite fat burn with the FREE 12 week IdealShape Up Challenge. Click the logo to learn more!