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6 Simple Tips for a Quick but Effective Lunch Workout

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Chow down to refuel after your lunch workout. Credit: Qfamily

Realistic Tips to Fit in a Lunch Workout

1. Don’t actually skip your lunch. Eat your lunch at your desk if possible. The more time you can free up for yourself, the better. Most experts recommend eating after your lunch workout instead of before. Your body won’t have time to digest the food you eat directly before exercise, so you won’t be using it for fuel anyway—and it may upset your stomach. Eating afterward will allow you to properly refuel. Opt for a light, low-fat lunch, which is easier to digest after exercise, and be sure you always have a healthy breakfast in the morning and a small high-protein snack about three hours later. These meals will be your lunch workout fuel, so select them mindfully.

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  1. Sylvia says:

    Ok I’m so bringing my workout ball to the office! Jacknifes and side crunches!!!
    Maybe I’ll pick up some weights too
    And here I was complaining I don’t have enough time at the gym to do everything 

  2. Good ideas. I think the key points are:

    Make sure to bring your gym clothes/accessories
    Have a workout already prepared
    Keep it simple, short, but intense
    Don’t be dependent upon equipment
    Give your best

    If you honor all of these principles you’ll be able to insert killer training sessions into your day, every day.

  3. Erin says:

    Great ideas, but it’s hard to pull of the squats and lunges in an office in NYC! Will have to try it in an empty office while everyone else is out to lunch!

  4. Emma says:

    Wow such a good ideas, but it’s hard to pull of the squats and lunges in an office in NYC! and i promise with you that i will apply these.

  5. Naomi says:

    Dry shampoo! It’s my best friend. I get a very sweaty head – blast with a hit hair dryer, then liberal spray with dry shampoo, brush and go (I usually tie my hair up after a work out too). Without the dry shampoo, I’d look like there was an oil spill on my scalp.

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