Circa 5pm today, I experienced the belated 3.30pm ‘slump’… although it’s not really a slump, it’s more just the realisation that I need an early night tonight. That aside, I needed to boost my energy levels for the rest of the afternoon at work. What to do?
Office Chair Dips, as long as your chair isn’t on wheels, this is pretty safe and straight forward. I do as many as I can, 20 seconds on, 20 seconds off for three rounds.
Go to your office stairwell, run up one set of stairs and walk back down. I do this for a minute. If you don’t have a stairwell, you can use a single step and just step on and off.
Squats. The ‘anywhere, anytime’ exercise to get you off your butt. Easy to modify by adding jumps to get your heart racing (providing you have the office space for it).
Filing room pushups. I have some incredibly old school sturdy shelving that I can put all of my body weight onto which I find is great for those ‘against the wall’ push ups.
It just takes 5 minutes and I’m back to it, productive with all that oxygen rich blood pumping around in my brain (so, I like to think). If the above isn’t enough, throw in some butt kicks and lunges.