3 Deskercises to Help Keep Your New Year’s Resolution
New year, NEW and healthier you.
If you’re like most people, you have some type of fitness goal on your resolution list. And how are those going? If you’re having trouble running on the treadmill everyday like you promised, don’t worry because you’re not alone. As it turns out, only 8% of people keep their New Year’s resolutions.
Besides not having a system, I think a lot of people set themselves up for failure. If you set an unrealistic goal (related to your fitness for example) you’re more likely to let that fall through. After recently having to let my new trainer go, I realized that not every routine/gym/trainer is for everyone. I believe the secret to keeping a fitness resolution is by making it as easy as possible for you to complete it. And consider this doesn’t just apply to the actual exercises themselves–realize that picking a gym 40 minutes away won’t exactly help motivate you to get off your couch after work.
Keep your fitness resolution:
If you’re working at least 40 hours a week and find it hard get to the gym, here are 3 exercises you can do right at your desk.
1. Step exercises (Use a stepper): Did you know there is a small version of the elliptical/stair master that you can use while you work? Just put it under your desk and either using it during a break or I suggest while at work. You can burn up to 100 calories an hour and its a lot cheaper and easier than trying to get a treadmill desk.
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2. Push and pull: This deskercise is awesome because you literally don’t need to leave your desk. Again–it’s another great option when you’re pressed for time or can’t find the motivation to go to the gym. This deskercise works both your back and arms, while working in a bit of cardio. Note: Obviously if you don’t have a chair with wheels and stable desk, skip this one.
3. Lunge to and from the kitchen
You know how to lunge right? Though this is something you could do just at your desk, I suggest you lunge to the kitchen every time you go for a snack. This may de-motivate the extra snacking or make your coffee breaks a bit more productive than usual.
There are literally hundreds of deskercises you can do! Research the ones that fit your work environment and commit to doing them. You’ll feel better and be on your way to keeping your resolutions.