Working Out While At Work: A Mixed Bag
For countless years, many different people have decided that you can get in a great workout during your workday, but how does this really hold up in getting you fit? I want to say that, first and foremost, most of these programs are great for helping you achieve a slight level of success and being more fit. However, if you’re really committed to changing the way that you look, I would suggest getting a gym membership or buying some weights for use in your own home. The usual office workout type program is great, when you can squeeze in the time, but for most people there are two big reasons why I think that getting a gym membership is the better option.
Reason one is that most of us don’t have the average office job portrayed in the scenarios. And in the cases of people that have a lot of work to do every day, we’re probably is probably not going to find a combined hour per workday to do sit ups lunges and other things like that.
Reason two is that although some of these ideas are great on paper, when we actually think about doing them in front of her peers at the office, we become mortified. Sometimes even going to the gym and really giving it your all can draw some strange looks. And you will draw more more of the strange looks if you try some of these things in an actual office surrounded by your work peers.
Even worse, would be the embarrassment if you decided to stop you’re exercising and everyone in the office knew about it. If you wanted to use some of these exercises, I think it would be best to really work on ones where you don’t have to really make a big scene with your workout. Some of the exercises that I do think work really well or ones that can be done while sitting at your desk. We are all going to have a little downtime here in there so it might be best to use that to actually work on your fitness. Some of the exercises that require tightening your abdominal muscles and then letting go are actually great examples of what you can do throughout the day. However I also think that this breeds more and more people who feel that they don’t need to go to the gym because they can get it all done in a workday.
If you are really wanting to build muscle, lose weight, or both I would definitely recommend going with a program that is a little bit more intense. Beginners can always start at the level they feel comfortable but tossing some weights around and actually getting on the treadmill will make for more improvements in your life. Something else that I can’t wrap my head around is why you might feel the need to work out at your office. I feel that a great workout before your office day or after your office day is a great separation of the mind and body that can lead to great workouts.