Ahhh yes, warmer weather is almost upon us (although this recent winter blast doesn’t feel like it).Soon it will be time to put away those bulky coats and get ready for delicious sunshine. Warmer weather also makes it the perfect time to dust off your running shoes and go outside to exercise! However, we know nurses and medical professionals are short on time as it is and finding a block of time to workout isn’t always easy. But don’t fret just yet, we’ve got the perfect list of exercises you can do at work, on-the-go or at home. Here’s to looking good, feeling good, while doing good!
- Take the Stairs
Work your lower body by going up and down the stairwell. Want to challenge yourself? Try taking the stairs two at a time!
- Wall Sits
Whenever you are waiting for someone or something, find your nearest wall and stand with your back against it and slide into a full sitting position. Keep your knees at a right angle and hold. This exercise will work your core, glutes, and legs!
- Calf Raises
Reaching for something or standing in one place for a long period of time? Take this opportunity to do some calf raises. Lift both of your heels off the floor and slowly lower them. This exercise will have your calves stronger and your legs in great shape.
- Water Bottle Bicep Curls
All you need for this exercise is two full water bottles (perfect substitutes for weights). Stand with your hands at your sides, palms facing upward and slowly curl the water bottles to your shoulders. Do 10 curls at a time as often as you can throughout your day.
- Walk at a Faster Pace
Challenge yourself to pick up your walking speed while you are moving from patient to patient. Walking is great exercise and easier on your joints than running. No rush? Lunge to the next room.
This exercise is simple. Stand on one leg with your leg in front of you, to the side or behind you. Not only does this help your balance it works your core and lower body strength. But don’t forget to switch legs!
What do you do to keep in shape with such a busy schedule? We’d love to hear your sneaky but effective exercises!