October 7, 2011 9:27 AM Subscribe
Are there any simple things I can do to burn off a few extra calories/tone up some muscles during my downtime at work without looking ridiculous?
posted by kittenmarlowe to Health & Fitness (12 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
I fairly recently started a retail job--I'm a cashier in the front and have some small freedom of movement within my area. Because of the location/type of store, I have some long periods of downtime where I'm waiting for customers to come in, but can't really do anything productive work-wise.
The first month or so I was too exhausted/sore from adjusting to the new routine to want to do anything that required extra physical effort, but now I'm looking to start getting rid of some of the extra weight I put on while finishing up my thesis and then the months of unemployment afterwards.
I know I can't really do anything high-impact under this scenario, and thus it won't be amazingly effective, but every little bit helps. I wear the rocker bottom shoes (bought for the comfort rather than exercise potential) and that seems to do a little, and I move around as much as possible and stretch, but what else can I add to my two-birds-with-one-stone fitness plan? Preferably working something other than my legs, but open to all suggestions.