6 Workouts You Can Fit Into Your Lunch Break Aug07

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6 Workouts You Can Fit Into Your Lunch Break

I work remotely as a fitness writer and yoga instructor and TBH, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t squeeze in a workout on my lunch break on some days. Honestly, sitting hunched over my computer for hours about fitness really makes me crave a literal amazing, endorphin-filled sweat sesh and sometimes I just can’t wait until my shift is over to throw in a burpee or two. If you work a 9-to-5desk job, you probably feel my midday dead-lift daydreams on a spiritual level (or not, and in that case, you think I’m casually nuts).

Science says that squeezing in that lunch break workout totally has its benefits, though. A study published in the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health and Fitness Journal stated that afast, high-intensity workout(as short as seven minutes) can produce many of the same benefits as a longer run or extensive weight lifting sesh.

So, if you find yourself constantly thinking about getting your bod moving half way through the day, here are six quick, but challenging workouts that will get your heart rate pumping(and still leave time for those post-workout noms, ’cause duh).

Simple Yoga Flow

I might be a biased but a nice, juicy yoga flow is the just the most perfect way to breakup the work day.

The benefits of yoga include relieving stress, reducing muscle tension, sharpening attention and concentration, and calmingthe nervous system basically, everything you’ve been needing to chill out from thataggressive list of emails you’ve been avoiding.

Deep breaths first, emails after.

Quick Cardio Sweat Sesh

Studies show that aquick sweat sesh will actually boost your work performance. Well, this 15-minute cardio routine will have you sweating up a storm.

God bless dry shampoo, amirite?

Total BodyHIIT Burner

Honestly, after doing this 10-minute HIIT circuit, you’re going to to sit at your desk for the rest of the day. #HurtsSoGood

Oh, and a study published inNeuroscience Letters said that incorporatingHIIT into your routine results inimprovements in cognitive functioning.

This sh*t is no joke effective AF for your mind body.

Badass Upper Body Sculpter

Sometimes it feels like I’m low-key doing an upper body workout by typing all day, but I’ve been known to be dramatic

This quick upper body sculpter works your triceps while increasing your stamina to keep you going for the rest of the day.

Peace out, extra shot of espresso.

Break Room Booty Blaster

Dead butt is totally a thing, especially when you’re sitting at a desk all day and yes, it’s as sad as it sounds.

Bring your butt back to life with some major glute gains a quick butt workoutcould even boost your creativity, according to science.

Challenging Core Circuit

Last but not least, work your core with this seemingly simple 8-minutecircuit (seems basic but trust me, your abs will be on ).And maybe throw in a leisurely walk to go get your post-workout lunch afterwards studies say a nicewalkcould boost your creativity at work.

Sounds like a win win to me. Happy sweating!

 

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