Easy ‘Work’ Workouts

May is International Employee Health and Fitness Month. It’s a month to promote the importance of fitness and a healthy diet whether you are an employer or employee. 

For the busy people who have very little time, don’t worry. Just squeeze in some quick 10-minute session workouts throughout the day or throughout the week! This will have positive health benefits.  You can get a good quick workout using just your dining room chair or even a step on your stairs!

Here are some home exercises that anyone can do almost anywhere:

Chair Dips: Sit on the edge of a sturdy chair, with hands next to hips. Slide your bottom off the edge and bend elbows to 90 degrees. Be sure to keep your back close to the chair, then push back up. Do 10 to 12 repetitions.

Chair Squats: Stand in front of the chair, feet hip-distance apart, toes forward. Lean chest slightly forward. Bend knees, tap (don’t sit!) bottom on chair, then stand up. Keep your weight in your heels and keep knees over toes. Do 10 to 12 reps.
chair squats

Butterfly Abs: Lie on your back and place soles of feet together, relax your knees out to the side. Place hands behind your head, with elbows out. Tighten your abs, lift your chest and shoulders up, then release back down. Do 10 to 12 reps.
butterfly abs

Oblique Crunches: Lie on your back, with knees bent. Cross left ankle over opposite knee. Place your right hand and lift your right shoulder toward your left knee. Release down. Do 10 to 12 reps, then switch sides.
oblique crunch

Modified Push-Ups: Get down on all fours, knees together. Walk hands out and lift feet; move hands slightly wider than chest. Head, neck, back and butt should be in alignment. Keeping your abs tight, bend elbows and lower your chest toward the floor. Press back up. Do 10 to 12 reps.