|Welcome to my at-work gym!|
This is not earth-shattering....but it has actually really helped me get back into the habbit of exercising. We don't have a gym where we work, and taking a break to go for a walk or run (in usually hot and humid weather) is not feasible, since I can't come back to work looking a sweaty hot mess. I will say that climbing this many stairs doesn't make me sweat to the point that I'd feel self conscious going to a meeting straight away, but I do have to linger for a minute or so to catch my breath and get my heart rate back down after I get to the top, before I go in.....this way, I'm not breathing heavily, and making people worried that I'm ill.
I wear heels every day to work, but I bring my flats to put on just for my breaks. It takes me 5 minutes or so to do one set, so that's not too difficult to step away from my desk to do this 3 times a day. I was inspired to do this when I started reading all these articles about the sedentary lifestyle, and how sitting at your desk in your office job for 8 hours a day is the devil for your health, even if you exercise every day outside of work. Google it, and you may be inspired to take a stair climb break too!