Last Updated on June 11, 2020
8. Get Fit At Your Desk
No time for the gym because your desk chair owns you? Apparently, you are not the only one! Which is why someone came up with this genius desk chair gym to work on your upper body strength without having to even get up. You could also just store a few weights or a resistance band under your desk, and get a decent workout little bits at a time throughout your workday.
9. Workout While Getting Ready
Talk about multi tasking! All that time we spend drying our hair, brushing and flossing our teeth, and applying lotions and creams could also be used to strengthen our lower body with wall squats, calf raises, or butt squeezes. I also like to stretch my hamstrings when I dry my hair upside down by keeping my legs straight and putting my head as close to my knees as possible.
10. Fidget More
This may seem like a silly way to burn more calories, but have you ever heard that fidgeters burn up to an extra 350 calories per day? This seems hard to believe, but I suppose every little movement counts. I keep one of these Grip Masters at my desk and on my coffee table, and constantly find myself using it throughout the day. I couldn’t tell you how many extra calories I actually burn, but I can sure feel it in my hands and forearms!
Also, try to move or tap your feet when at rest (sitting at your desk or watching TV), if you’re talking on the phone, get up and walk; pace whenever possible, run instead of walking from one room to the next, and get up as much as possible.