Unless you work in a toll booth in the middle of a busy freeway, most of us can get out and about on our lunch break for a bit of exercise. You don’t have to go for long, even 15 minutes will help. This is especially good for time poor mums. I am a working mum, when I get home I want to spend as much time with my son as possible so using my time at lunch for exercise works well for me. I usually go to the gym in my lunch hour but I am recovering from the flu so I thought I’d take a stroll instead today.
I am lucky enough to work in the CBD, close by to the Botanical Gardens. I’d forgotten how beautiful they were to walk through. The last time I had been there I was chasing after a toddler so I couldn’t appreciate just how spectacular this inner city oasis is. Not only was it good exercise but it was a nice mental break from work too.
You don’t need any fancy workout gear to walk at lunch time, I saw women wearing business suits and sneakers taking full advantage of their break. Even if you don’t have beautiful surrounds like the Botanical Gardens you just need to find a good route to trek at lunch, find a set of stairs to incorporate in your walk too. My route wasn’t particularly hilly so when I found a set of stairs I walked up and down 5 times to get the heart rate up that bit extra. Your stairs might not be as pretty as mine but any will do the trick on those leg and bum muscles!
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