3 Brilliant Ways To Burn Calories On Your Morning Commute!
If you find it hard to squeeze in a workout or make it to the gym after a tiring day at the office, you might want to take advantage of your morning commute and maximize your activity level.
Whether you’re in a car, walking, biking, or on the train, there are ways to make your morning commute worth your while. Here are three ways to turn your morning commute into a mini-workout session:
On your walk to work
Not too long a commute? Don’t worry. There are still some exercises you can do during your short walk to the office. Add 1 minute of lunging into your commute; they need not be deep lunges. Even half the depth or ¼ of the depth of a full lunge is great. Also, if there are stairs on the street, or in your building, use them instead of taking the lift. This is a great way to activate more muscles to burn more calories.
In the car
It’s hard to imagine you could get a workout in while sitting in a car, right? Well, there actually are a few moves you can do to improve your muscle tone. Strap on some arm weights and try to keep both hands on the wheel at all times. This is probably the safest exercise you can do in the car without getting distracted. This will increase the number of calories you burn and continue to burn throughout the day.
In a train or a bus
Make that ride a little more bearable by keeping yourself busy with a workout. First off, don’t sit. Give that seat up for someone else. Do calf raises while you’re standing. Time each set for one minute, relax for 30 seconds and repeat 5 times. This one is great for packed trains when you don’t want to draw too much attention to yourself!
So, make every bit count when you’re looking to burn calories and stay in shape. You will actually start seeing a difference if you’re consistent and aware!