Monday, October 4, 2010

Burning Calories at Work

It can be hard to burn calories while sitting in an office or dorm room, but there are a few steps you can take to stay fit.

TRAC Personal Trainer Brian Riebeling recommends sitting on a Bosu ball, instead of a regular office chair because it will force you to engage your core muscles strength. Riebeling also suggests standing at your desk if possible or using a high end table.

“New research shows standing, instead of sitting will help increase your physical well-being and your mental capacity throughout the day,” said Riebeling.

Another great option to burn calories at the office is taking the stairs instead of the elevator.

“You’ll burn more calories and get a good workout if you go up several flights of stairs, rather than wait for the elevator,” he said.

For more information about Staying on TRAC at the office contact the Recreational Sports Office at 217/206-8400.

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