This week’s fit links from around the web:
- Pies, popsicles, pina coladas and more! Sweeten up the season with these light desserts. — Skinny Taste
- Save up to 1,180 calories by making just one of these 24 smart swaps while dining out. — Family Circle
- Roll with it! Here are six ways to loosen up with your foam roller, then find more ideas on page 54 of our June issue. — Fitnessista
- Say cheers to Memorial Day and the start of summer with this refreshing red, white and blue sangria. — Diets in Review
- Prefer walking to running? No sweat. You can still burn major calories with this incline routine. — Peanut Butter Fingers
- Whether you think racing is a sport or not, here’s a highlight of the women in this weekend’s Indy 500. — OC Register
There’s a reason some gyms are open 24 hours a day—no two exercisers are alike. But whether you prefer mornings or nights to burn calories you might want to consider another option — exercising during lunch.
According to this Science Daily study, people who exercise during work not only get to cross off their work out on their daily to do list, they are also more productive at work even though they technically logged less hours.
The study followed three workplaces’ productivity levels with and without exercise. One group was asked to get in 2.5 hours of physical activity during the week, one group had the option of working fewer hours without the obligation of exercising, and the last group worked a standard 40-hour work week. The results showed that the group who exercised at work were more productive and even had fewer sick days than the two groups who did not exercise.
Though not all workplaces permit this option, you can use your lunch break to take a walk with a coworker or even do some stretches at your desk if you can’t make it to a gym. So the next time you find yourself perusing Facebook during your down time, do something that gets your heart pumping instead!
Now tell us: Do you ever exercise during your lunch break?
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