How to fit in a work out during your precious lunch hour

We’re all so busy rushing around these days trying to fit everything in to our busy schedule that it can be difficult to circle in time for exercise.

Unless we’re at an organized gym class or a training session here at Overland Park Boot Camp it can be tempting to cancel the hour long cycle or run we’d planned so that we’ve time to mark off another activity on our To Do list. But we know how important exercise is to health and overall wellbeing. And that’s why we’ve come up with a few Overland Park Boot Camp tips to show you how to make your lunch hour work for you.

During lunch is a great way to fit in exercise

The double bonus is that with all that blood pumping round your body you’ll return to work feeling energized enough to avoid that 3pm mid-afternoon slump so won’t feel tempted to nibble on something you shouldn’t.

So, how do you make sure you have enough time to exercise AND eat?

  • In order to ensure you’ve enough stamina for your lunch work out it’s a good idea to have a snack such as a smoothie and handful of nuts/seeds or a fruit and nut bar with a carton of yogurt a couple of hours before your exercise session. Afterwards make sure you have a light lunch such as a salad with protein – nothing too heavy and difficult to digest
  • Definitely opt to wear something that’s easy to get in and out off. Not only will this save you time but it’ll also motivate you to go more. That means no tights and high heels. Make sure you’ve also got a spare t-shirt, socks and pair of trainers in (or under) your desk
  • Short intense workouts or circuits are all the rage these days. Not only can you fit it in to lunchtime but this time of exercise will continue to burn calories while you’re back at your desk. Alternatively you could concentrate on yoga or Pilates instead where it’s more of a stretching affair than an aerobic rush

One of the reasons many people put off exercising during their lunch hour is because they won’t have time – or there’s not the facilities – for a shower. The good news is that short bursts of exercise and Pilates classes means you aren’t going to work up a huge sweat. As a result a quick sponge down and some deodorant should be all that’s necessary. Go on, give it a try!

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