Gone are the days when women used to stay at home, cook and look after the kids. The scenario has changed and women these days not only look after their home, but also manage challenging careers. Thus, because of the stress of juggling important chores at home and their equally important professions, several women are facing considerable challenges associated with their well being. And this is often because of the absence of regular physical workouts. However, complaining can’t be the solution and every woman should be able to strike a balance between their professional life and health.
So, how do you think you can remain fit and in shape even after having such busy schedule every day? Well, read below to get a glimpse of a few quick exercises which will help you in your endeavour.
Walking: Take out, at least, half an hour from your regular schedule and walk. Take the stairs and if possible, walk on the treadmill for 15-30 minutes every day. In case you do not have much typing work to do at your office, take short breaks, stand, walk around and then get back to your seat. If possible, leave few minutes early to attend a meeting in another building so that you can walk some extra miles.
Jumping Jacks: After getting back home from work, try 5-10 minutes of jumping jacks. It can help you lose around 90 calories! Yes, it’s true. So, why not start doing them from today? C’mon, it will just take a few minutes from your regular schedule.
Standing Push-Ups: Need to cook dinner after returning home? Don’t worry! Just do some standing push-ups while you wait for your vegetables to boil. This will tone your arms and will help in making your belly flat. Isn’t that amazing?
Core & Ab Exercise: If you really need to take the elevator as you are getting late for a meeting, try to strengthen your core with this easy ab exercise. Stand straight with your feet parallel to your knees and start contracting the muscles around your belly button. Then, slowly elevate upper torso and release.
Calf Stretches: While sitting at your desk, sit straight and stretch your calf muscles. Stretch your legs and roll your ankle clockwise and anti-clockwise. Repeat for 5 minutes. This will relax your back and will also strengthen your calves.
Yoga: It’s actually necessary to slow down for a few minutes and de-stress yourself with some quick yoga! After waking up in the morning, try doing 50-60 Surya Namaskar. You will be amazed to see the changes in your body in just a few days. This is one of the best exercises for losing weight.
Finally, just remember that even when you follow these above-mentioned quick exercises in your busy working life, you will still have several ups and downs. There will be occasional setbacks and victories. Hence, be patient and carry on with your goal of being fit! Giving up easily shouldn’t be in your mind at all. All the best!