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10/9/2012 12:00 AM Updated on: 10/9/2012 03:32 PM


60 Seconds To Fitness
Have you ever felt as if you there is not enough time in the day to fit in a few minutes of exercise? I’m positive that we all have hectic schedules, between taking care of our responsibilities at home and at work. Well we have a solution for that!
Here are a few suggested exercises that can get your body moving and your heart pumping right from your desk, while only taking a few minutes of your time!
·        Do a football-like drill of running in place for 60 seconds. Get those knees up! (Beginners, march in place)
·        Simulate jumping rope for a minute: Hop on alternate feet, or on both feet at once. An easier version is to simulate the arm motion of turning a rope, while alternately tapping the toes of each leg in front.
·        While seated, pump both arms over your head for 30 seconds, then rapidly tap your feet on the floor, football-drill style, for 30 seconds. Repeat 3-5 times.
·        If you can step into a vacant office or conference room, shadow box for a minute or two. Or just walk around the room as fast as you can.
·        Or do walk-lunges in your office or a vacant room. (You could also amuse your co-workers by doing these in the hall; remember Monty Python's "Ministry of Silly Walks" comedy routine?). Set your PDA to beep you into action.
·        No conference room? Take to the stairs -- two at a time if you need a harder workout! Do this 5-7 times a day.
In the rare case that your supervisor or colleague happens to get a glimpse of you putting these routines into action and begins to wonder what has gotten into you…Grab them and invite them to join you, after all, it’s only 60 seconds!