Doree Shafrir at the Daily Beast explains that in an average day Americans spend about an hour commuting to work and less than 20 minutes at the gym. She offers 8 exercises you can do while commuting. While I haven’t tried this workout regimen, I’d recommend an alternative: bike to work. For me biking sounds more fun than the “classic commuter crunch” or the “seated twist.
How many people live close enough to bike?
From US DOT, 30% of people live 1 – 5 miles from work. Say you lived 5 miles away. A new cyclist could comfortably ride 10 – 12 mph. 25 – 30 minutes there and 25 – 30 minutes back. For someone who is 160 lbs, that’s 580 calories a day. Sounds pretty good.
What if you live farther away?
Trying walking to the Metro. Or biking to the Metro. Or biking to a carpool location. Anyways, with a little ingenuity, it’s easy to find a way to work in a little more walking and biking in your life.
If you really want to ride, ride. Otherwise, if you like to sit there, you can always try an Ab Stimulator.