Since the COVID-19 Pandemic began, working from home has become the new normal. And because more people are working from home, they might not be getting up or exercising as much.
Whether you are temporarily remote or permanently, it is important to incorporate some sort of workout routine into your daily life to stay fit and healthy.
We know working out after working is the last thing you want to do, but it will raise your endorphins and therefore, make you happier in the end. You can even incorporate it into your work day, so you will be done by the end of the night and curl up with Netflix.
Here are the top 5 ways to stay fit while working from home.
Start Your Morning With A Stretch
If you wake-up and stretch, you will feel much better during the day. Even if you have to take a 5-minute break during the day to stretch, do that. Stretching can help aid mobility and prevent injury later. Stretching may also improve alertness. So, if you are sitting all day and feel like your back and neck hurt, be sure to take a few minutes out and stretch.
Have Weights By Your Desk
It doesn’t necessarily have to be weights. Grab cans of soup or corn and lift them while you’re on a call or a meeting (if the other person can’t see you). But having weights or something that resembles weights is a good way to build muscle in your arms and get moving during the day. Maybe throw a squat in there if you aren’t dressed in work attire.
Walk Around Your House
During your break or while you’re in a meeting or talking on your phone, etc. Be sure to just get up and walk around your house. Try to do at least one full lap around your house before sitting down, if you can. Even if it doesn’t necessarily help you lose weight, it will get your blood pumping and your heart racing, which is better in the long run.
Use An Under Desk Cycle Or Stationary Bike
Not everyone has access to a gym or a home gym, or just doesn’t have time to work out after work, so buying an under the desk apparatus is the next best thing. An under the desk stationary bike or cycle will get those legs moving and the blood flowing when you can’t leave your workspace. You can find these on Amazon or just by a simple Google search.
Drink A Lot Of Water
Ok, this isn’t an exercise but it’s been proven that drinking a lot of water throughout the day is good for you and can help get rid of unwanted toxins. It can even help you lose weight. Plus, if you’re bored and reach for a snack, water is a great way to fill your stomach without the extra calories. Try to use filter water or a reusable water bottle, so you don’t use a lot of plastic during the day.
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