Do you ever think, should I or shouldn’t I workout during the day whilst you’re at work or running after your children dropping them off or picking them up from school and clubs, but never think it will be possible?
Consider this: Research shows that lunch hour might be the best time of day to exercise. Your strength peaks midday, making it the ideal window to get in a strength-, speed-, or power-based sweat, says study author David W. Hill, Ph.D., at the University of North Texas. The boost may be because your body temperature is higher in the afternoon (a function of your natural circadian rhythms), which in turn means muscles are warmer and chemical reactions might be working faster.
So how can you manage a mid-day workout around your busy day schedule, well here is some ideas.
Eat Two Lunches: Cut your usual lunch in half, and about an hour before go time (anything later and you may risk stomach issues), eat the more carb-laden portion, such as a pita and hummus or a handful of grapes, so you have some easily digestible fuel. After your workout, eat the other, more protein-packed half to help replenish and rebuild muscles. Choose something such as a green salad with chicken —or celery with peanut butter. This is when you want to hold off on carb-heavy foods, if you overload your body with carbs after a workout, it blunts your fat-burning potential.
Clothing: Pick an easy-in, easy-out look, consider fabric that won’t wrinkle if you fold it up in a gym bag or toss it in a locker while you work out and fabric that doesn’t cling to still-warm skin after exercise, making your cooldown walk back to the office stress (and sweat) free.
HIIT workouts: HIIT, or high–intensity interval training, is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time, it can be completed within 20 to 30 minutes. For several HIIT workouts then go online or contact Streamline Personal Training
Use moves that Multitask: Compound exercises such as squats, push-ups, and burpees work multiple muscle groups at once, so you’ll be able to lift or support a lot of weight per rep, which puts more muscle fibers to work, “You’ll increase your stamina, become more efficient, and boost your calorie burn during and after your workout. For several Multitask workouts then go online or contact Streamline Personal Training.
Fake a shower – use wipes
Forget work: It’s not easy, but leaving your to-do list behind will help keep your workout focused and productive. Essentially, it’s like practicing mindfulness for your exercise. Just as you need to plan your routine, you need to plan where to direct your mental energy, whether that’s something like your form or intensity or the weight you’re lifting. You’ll have an easier time focusing on the goals of your workout when there aren’t other items demanding your attention. Plus, exercise activates the brain’s cortex, which means you’ll go back to your desk reenergised, refreshed, and refocused for the rest of your day—you might not even need that afternoon coffee break anymore.
Whether you can spare 1 minute or 30, you’ve got enough time to burn calories, boost…