How to Workout on Your Lunch Break When Working in an Office

Posted on 05 September 2016 ( 4 comments )

Combining full-time work and exercise has never worked out, and it looks like you need to sacrifice one of the two. Or not? Learn how to make it work.

woman running on treadmillIs it possible to stay healthy and fit when working at an office? Well, let’s see. Morning workouts are out of the question since you aren’t a morning person, and you start work as at eight o’clock – just the thought of having to wake up at 6am makes you sick, and it’s impossible to know how long you can actually keep this up. Afternoon workouts are also a no-no for you because of the family responsibilities waiting for you as soon as you leave the door.

So, what’s left? The only time left to exercise is during your lunch break. That’s when you leave your kids at school or home with the nanny and get to enjoy some time for yourself. The question is; are you willing to sacrifice some time from your lunch break to get a workout done?

Retaining the right balance is a struggle, though anything is possible with some proper planning. Your time management skills come into play here because working out during your one-hour lunch break means that you need to be resourceful and efficient. Here’s what you need to do.

So here is a suggested schedule for your lunchtime workout  routine:

1:00pm – Leave the office

1:05pm – Arrive at the gym and change into gym clothes

1:10pm – Begin the 20-minute workout class or exercise on machines

1:30pm – Finish the class, get into the shower; get dressed and ready for work

1:45pm – Eat your healthy meal you prepared the day before or buy one to eat on the go

2:00pm – Go back to the office

Finding some time to work out during your lunch break isn’t difficult; it just needs some good preparation and planning in advance. As this workout schedule shows, you can fit everything perfectly into an hour-long lunch break. First determine the type of exercise that best suits your needs, prepare your equipment and you are good to go.

Have you ever tried working out during your lunch break? How did it go? Let us know in the comments section below… by Koulla Raouna

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