Lunch on the run

by sw on February 14, 2012

A fifth of British workers regularly exercise during their lunch hours, according to a survey for Helly Hansen. While this is positive health news, you might want to spare a thought for many of the exercisers’ colleagues – nearly half of those questioned didn’t bother to shower afterwards.

To keep up your physical activity without offending those who share your office space, what about trying one of these approaches?

  1. Don’t run in too many layers. Beginners can be tempted to overdress, making your efforts sweatier affairs than they need to be.
  2. Try a Pilates session instead. It will strengthen your core – essential for running – and help counter the effects of sitting in one position at a desk for many hours of the day. It shouldn’t make you break into a sweat, either.
  3. Swap a longer run for a quick session. A warm-up then hill repeats plus a cool down will leave time for a shower and boost your running strength. Discover more ideas at runbritain.

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