Get your beach body during lunch break
Posted on Apr 30 2014 | IANS
London, April 30 : With summer holidays around the corner, now seems like a better time than ever to do more exercise and eat right to achieve the desired beach-ready body. Few simple workouts during lunch break can help in achieving the desired results, says an expert.
Fitness expert James Haskell says that "working out during lunch break" is difficult, but few steps can help in getting fit body, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
"Sometimes motivation and proof that the hard work we put in at the gym is actually paying off is all we need to stick to our exercise routines.
"Finding time to work out and eat healthily can be difficult whilst juggling a full-time job and social life however, there are certain measures that can be taken to ensure you achieve the body you want," said Haskell.
Lunch Break workouts:
* If you're lucky enough to work near a park, try and get outside for half an hour or so and go for a jog. Not only will it clear your head, but it will raise the heart rate and burn calories. If you're not fortunate enough to be get outside, which let's face it, most of us aren't, there are certain exercises you can complete at your desk in order to keep fit!
* Chair squat: Squat down in front of your chair without supporting yourself. Then lower slowly down so your bottom just touches the seat of the chair then come up again. Keeping the weight through your heels. Keep your head up.
* Chair or desk dips: Use either the edge or front of the chair to perform a dip. Make sure the chair is rigid and strong enough to undertake the exercise. Have your back facing the edge of the desk, arms bent. Have your legs out in front of you and your weight going through your hands. You dip down and then push up. Feeling it in your triceps.
* Press ups: Either perform normal press-ups on front of your desk or if you feel adventurous, put your feet on the chair and hands on the floor. This makes things harder.