Up your fitness during your lunch hour

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During lunch, we grab something to eat and catch up with our friends. But we could be doing more to up our fitness levels in that hour.

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Dr Rob Hicks says, “taking a lunch break gives you a chance to replenish with essential nutrients, and also gives you a break from work. This reduces your stress levels, so you’ll be able more productive for the rest of the day.”

We take a look at how to get more out of your ‘me’ time while at the office:

Got 2 minutes:

Just get up from your desk to stretch, or get some water. The little time you take to stand up gets your body moving and keeps enzymes working.

Got 15 minutes:

You can hit the gym and do a high intensity interval training, which is a short intense exercise are offered in various gyms to target the upper, lower body and abdomen. These fast classes take between 15 and 20 minutes.

Got 25 minutes:

If you have 25 minutes you can book for an express massage to revive and revitalise yourself. Massage therapist Lucy Freestone says, “A 25-minute massage is effective to relieve tension. You can concentrate on specific areas, rather than doing the whole body.”

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