Instant Office Pick Me Up | Tried & Tested
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.