This post originally appeared on Fix.com
Kids, work, and responsibilities. They eat away at our days and leave us strapped for time. Sometimes it seems that the only second we get to ourselves is our lunch hour, and all we want to do during that brief window of time is just sit in peace and quiet. But what if, instead of giving that hour over to another mindless task (even if it has nothing to do with work), you re-energized yourself with a lunchtime workout? With a little bit of planning and determination to keep at it, you might find that you look forward to that hour of working physically hard in the midst of your mentally challenging day more than you would look forward to an hour of reading gossip sites. Not only that, but by getting up and moving around, you will combat the health issues associated with sitting too much, fight obesity, and decrease your risk of heart disease. Sounds like a winning proposition!
The major obstacle to the lunch-hour workout is the old enemy – time. How can you prepare for a workout, get the blood pumping, cool down, get dressed, and be back at your desk in the traditional one-hour lunch break we’ve become accustomed to? It takes some planning, and we’ve got that plan laid out for you!