You probably have never given a thought about lunch-break workouts or perhaps, you’ve always been skeptical about them, and who could blame you? Lunch-breaks are usually rather short, and you probably want to spend yours doing something relaxing or attending to personal issues. However, there is no reason why your lunch-break exercise has to take up all of your lunch-break. Here are a few very simple and very effective exercises that usually only take a few minutes to perform:
1. Quick cardio
Cardio exercises help to improve the lungs and the heart, and also to strengthen the muscles around them. Some basic cardio exercises to engage in are walking, jogging, running, and cycling. But if you are looking for something short and effective, that can be done within your lunch-break, try jumping jacks. This exercise might look like a fun game for kids but will leave you out of breath in no time.
2. Workday arm challenge
Grab a chair or a bench, and perform dips to strengthen your arm muscles. Stand in front of the chair, and sit on the edge. With your hands behind your hips, lift your bum off the seat and walk your feet forward. Then, lower your body downward slowly. This exercise targets the triceps, and helps to build strong shoulders, biceps, and abs.
To do the squat, stand upright with your head facing forward and your chest held up and out. Then, place your feet shoulder-width apart and sit back and down like there is an imaginary chair behind you. Do about 50-100 squats won’t take more than 10 minutes to perform and will build your lower body muscles and boost your metabolism.
Push-ups target the chest, triceps, shoulders, abs, and upper back. They are, in fact, considered to be one of the best full body workouts, and if you do them at a fast pace, they can also be considered a cardio exercise. Best of all, you can drop and do a few quick push-ups almost anywhere.
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