For the cubicle-bound, here are five exercises to improve strength and burn calories:
You can do calf raises just about anywhere, standing or sitting. Get on your toes and hold the position for 10 seconds and come back. Aim for 50 and move on to 100.
The wall sits are superb for building endurance and strength. Start with your back against the wall. Next, bend your knees and slide your back down until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Sit, hold for 30-60 seconds and repeat.
For toning your behind, try the butt squeeze. Squeeze your glutes together, hold the position up to count of five, release and repeat.
While seating, straighten one or both legs and hold in place for five or more seconds. Then lower the legs back to the ground without letting the feet touch the floor. Repeat. Loop a purse or briefcase strap over the ankle for added weight.
Start with sitting at the very edge of a sturdy desk. Keeping your feet a step or two away from the desk, bend your elbows and lower your torso towards the desk. Pause when you touch the desk. Spring back to normal position, repeat 10 times.
These coupled with healthy eating habits will help you become a healthier version of you.