LUNCH BREAK WORKOUT
BURN FAT AND REDUCE STRESS ON YOUR LUNCH BREAK
How to get your best workout in just 45 minutes.
A lot of people have a busy schedules making time in the morning or after work to hit the gym can be nearly impossible, but what about using your lunch break to get in a sweat? Taking a break at lunchtime is a great way to get a quick 30-45 min workout in. Not only is it a great time to take a break from work, a midday workout offers a ton of other advantages.
Boosts Mood and Energy Levels
Exercise releases endorphins which are the “feelin’ good” neurotransmitters that make us feel strong and fabulous. In each HIIPfit class we include a recovery and relaxation segment at the end to help clear the mind, focus on the breath, and bring cortisol levels down leaving you ready to take on the rest of your work day with ease.
Getting your workout in around lunchtime means you don't have to wake up super early in the morning to hit the gym. On the other hand, you won’t have to find the time after work to make it to your workout. It is a nice break from your day, computer, mobile device or any other distraction so you can focus on the most important project...yourself!
Sitting for long periods of time has been linked to increased risk of premature death, particularly from cardiovascular disease. Sitting has also been linked with increased risk of developing type two diabetes and cancer.
Many studies also say that for every hour a person spends sitting, their individual risk of death from all causes rose 11%, and their risk of death from cardiovascular disease rose 18% and their risk of dying from cancer rose 9%. What better reason is there to step away from the desk jump on a treadmill, get in an ab workout, lift some weights, and mix in some yoga.
As humans, we are geared towards a flight or fight mode. It’s not our fault, it’s just how we are programmed. That’s why at Kyle House Fitness we add yoga into every class, not only to give you a great workout good workout, but also to get you that good yoga stretch that melts stress away. Exercise is a proven way to reduce stress – so taking a break in the middle of the day to work up a sweat is a great way to deal with anxiety and difficult situations. When we exercise, our brains produce more serotonin, a chemical which acts as a mood stabilizer that helps to relieve depression and reduce stress.
A much better solution than crying in the employee restroom or punching a hole in the wall.
Improves Brain Power
Have you ever hit a mental block or wall in that mid morning work flow? When this happens, the best solution is to engage in a little lunchtime sweat session. When our blood flow and oxygen levels are increased, the brain creates new synapses – or connections – which improve our cognitive performance, helping us to solve those tricky problems at work. We are able to get more connected with our own body and therefore can get more control over the mind and thought processes.
And of course burn fat, increase stamina, and build your best looking body.
At Kyle House Fitness there are classes at noon and we are right downtown, so it’s a gym near you. hope to see you at our 12:00 pm HIIPfit class here at KHF Monday through Friday.