Even a one-hour lunch break can be time enough to enjoy some intensive and effective exercise, women have been advised.
New research carried out by the British Heart Foundation has pointed to the need for British adults to step up their fitness efforts.
According to the charity, one in three UK workers avoid taking any exercise during their working day as they don't want to be seen getting hot and sweaty in front of their colleagues, while around half of all workers rarely even leaving their desks for lunch.
Commenting on these findings, the editor of Women's Fitness magazine, Joanna Knight, has explained that it's possible to fit a number of intensive and effective exercises into a mid-day break.
"A 25-minute Power Plate class is a great [workout] - good for speedy toning and fast results, plus it leaves time for a shower before heading back to the office," she advised.
"Or why not commute to work on a bike and then go for a cycle in your lunch break?"
These comments come soon after a press release from Jenny Craig revealed that around eight in ten British women attempt to lose weight so as to change the way they look.