If you work the chaos of a 9-5 job, it is often hard to find time for fitness. Going to the gym feels like a chore that takes up a ton of your time. But, staying fit doesn’t have to be a chore. Below are some quick and easy fitness hacks to add into your weekly routine. Incorporate these simple tips into your daily routine to stay in shape and feel good doing it!!

1. Try a Standing Desk

If you have a job where you sit at a desk all day, you may want to consider trying a standing desk. There are several benefits to a standing desk. For example, it enhances your mood, improves posture, increases productivity, gives more energy, and reduces back and neck pain. There are different types that you can choose from. There are adjustable desks where you can raise the height. They also have computer risers that you can add on top of your desk. Both are great options and it's such an easy way to avoid sitting all day long. If you really want to get after it you can add a mini treadmill to the mix and walk while working at your desk. You can buy them anywhere including staples, walmart, amazon and more. Stile’s CEO, Candice, even uses one!

2. Weighted Ankle Bracelets 

I am in love with weighted ankle bracelets!! You can use these literally whenever you want. I like to wear them while working out and cleaning around the house. Ankle weights are great for your glutes and getting toned legs. Even just walking around the house will have you seriously feeling the burn! They are also great to wear while on the treadmill on a lower speed and the elliptical. Personally, when I am home for the day and moving around a lot doing things like laundry, meal prepping, making the bed, and cleaning, I think wearing ankle weights adds a little something and helps build leg muscles. So many brands have really cute ankle weights too!! 

3. Hot Girl Walks 

Walks are extremely beneficial and perfect to add into your routine this time of the year! The benefits of walking are increased cardiovascular health, strengthens bones, reduces excess body fat, and boosts endurance. Walking during your lunch break if you feel like you have a very busy schedule is a great option. Grab a smoothie and take a walk and after your lunch break - you will go back to work feeling energized and refreshed. On the weekends or after work on a beautiful warm day take a 30 minute walk and you will absolutely be so happy you started incorporating this into your routine.   

4. 15-30 minute Power Workouts

If you have room in your home, a place to put down a yoga mat and get in a quick workout in the morning is amazing. I started waking up 30 minutes earlier and was able to fit in a 15-20 minute workout to start off my morning before hopping in the shower. Personally, I have an app on my phone that has videos of quick 15-30 minute workouts. These are super easy to put on and get after it. If you're not a morning person then you could do this after work while you have dinner cooking in the oven. When there is dinner slowly cooking in the oven or stove, why not be productive instead of just sitting there waiting. If you're doing this a couple of times a week, it makes a difference!! 

5. One Minute Holds 

When you are feeling overwhelmed with working out at a gym or like you have no time to add working out into your schedule, breaking it down into small steps is so much easier. Doing a couple different exercises where you hold the position for one minute can make great progress. Taking ten minutes out of your day, do 3 planks for one minute each, 3 wall squats and hold for one minute, and do arm circles or up and down arm pulses for a minute 3 times. Doing all of those things is less than 10 minutes. These small steps may seem like it is not enough of a workout to see any improvements. However, doing this almost every morning or night could have great effects on your body. This could also be great if you are someone who works from home. Take a 10 minute break and do these things. Even doing 50-100 crunches before bed can have significant benefits to your core strength.
If you have any additional tips / tricks to stay in shape on the go, let me know!!