If you can’t find the time or energy to make it to the gym regularly, try exercises at work instead. When I’m not focusing on weight-loss or strength-building, my goal is to maintain my weight. The older I get, I realize even maintaining requires a conscious effort.

I have a desk job and don’t mind spending the whole eight hours on my chair. However, I have to get my blood flowing for the sake of my mental and physical health. The following exercises at work help me maintain my weight during office hours.

  1. I don’t keep a water bottle around my desk. Instead I fill my 8 oz. cup every hour or so to get myself to get up and walk to the water station and back.
  2. I take a 15 minute walk around our building before lunch. The fresh air really helps me clear my mind as well.
  3. Every time I go to the bathroom, I spend extra few minutes to perform 50 reps/seconds of one of the following exercises in the bathroom stall.  A minute may not seem like much, but doing them four to six times within the eight hours adds up.