The workday workout: 7 fitness tips for the office


Most of us don’t think of the workday as a time to exercise. We sit at our desks, work at the computer, then head home to the kids or other responsibilities. However, nine-to-five can actually be a great time to fit in a short but effective workout, perhaps during your lunch hour. Studies show that exercising during the workday improves performance, satisfaction, and attitude—a much better use of your break time than playing Candy Crush or scrolling through Facebook! For those with little spare time, office hours might even be the ideal time of the day for a workout.

When your schedule is packed, the office can be one of the best places to exercise. No matter how busy you get, you can almost always count on having a lunch break. Setting aside just 15 minutes to exercise in the middle of the workday will give you a boost of natural energy that will leave you looking and feeling fit, healthy, and refreshed (unlike a sugary energy drink or another cup of coffee).

At the risk of sounding obnoxious, I want to tell you a little about myself and my experience with fitness and nutrition. I am a championship bodybuilder and have been a Southern Classic Physique Champion, two-time Mr. Tennessee, and six-time Mr. America finalist. Now, at age 62, I enjoy perfect health without any prescription medications. Incorporating everything I’ve learned over the years, I offer personalized fitness training through my comprehensive Get Lean program, which features detailed fitness videos for exercising at the gym, at home, at the office, and while traveling; personalized meal plans; motivational material; and more.

By Warren Honeycutt

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