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How to fit a workout into your lunchbreak

How to fit a workout into your lunchbreak

Between travel, work, meetings and mealtimes, it feels like there’s no time for a workout too. The solution – learn to Hussle.

When you Hussle, you make the most of every minute – and boost your productivity too!

Here are 5 ways to Hussle in the lunchtime exercise:

STICK WITH THE FAMILIAR

Now is not the time for trying new routines. Stick with what you know to minimize unnecessary mental effort! Plan your workouts ahead so you swiftly move from one move/machine to the next without thought.

It’s no big deal if you do the same workout each lunchbreak. If it works –do it!

AVOID PEAK LUNCHTIME

Lunchtimes can be busy at the gym. Choose an earlier and later lunchtime (lucky you if you can do this!) and you won’t be waiting so long for machines.

Some healthy office snacks will help fill the gap until mealtime. Or avoid the gym crowds completely and go for a run instead.

SHORTEN (0R SKIP) THE WARMUP, STRETCH AND SHOWER

A warm up isn’t necessary if you’re just doing cardio. Just take the first couple of minutes of your workout more slowly, then get stuck in. Feel odd without a warm-up? Do it on the way by jogging to the gym. Some quick heel raises under your desk will help too!

Similarly, don’t sweat it if you can’t do a proper cool down. A few leg swings and arm circles will do – then carve out time later in the week for a deeper stretching session.

Finally, it’s ok to dash sans rinse. A hand towel and body wipes will towel away the sweat. Just don’t forget the deodorant!

PLAN YOUR LUNCH PRECISELY

How do some people manage to fit everything in without breaking a sweat?  They plan.

Have a batch of quick lunches to take to work; make some protein balls the night before; and keep that reusable water bottle with you at all times. Pack a tasty post-workout snack, not forgetting a post-workout drink. Sorted!

WHEN IN DOUBT, HIIT IT

Now is the time to crank up the calorie burn and cardio work with HIIT workouts. Hop on the elliptical trainer or treadmill for an intense workout with high and low intensity intervals. Or do a tough weights workout which includes regular rests between sets. A simple rule is go hard for 2 minutes, ease off for 2 minutes.

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the author

Kath Webb

Kath is a contributing writer for Hussle. Football, running, weight training, yoga and walking are her forte, along with cooking tasty, nutritious food - with a regular batch of cake chucked in.

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