Remote Working Tips – Staying Fit At Home
Those who aren’t familiar with remote work often assume it to be an easy feat. After all, who doesn’t love working from the comfort of their own homes, without having to waste time commuting or dressing for the office?
Remote work has its own perks, but a work-from-home setup tends to blur the boundaries between personal and work time. Most often, you tend to think that you have to be more productive since you are in the comfort of your home. This, however, ruins your work-life balance.
It’s okay to make productivity a top priority, but maintaining a work-life balance ensures that you are also taking good care of your self physically and mentally. Ensuring you remain in good health prepares you for the challenges of everyday life and allows you to keep on doing what you love. One of the most important self-care activities is exercise.
Exercise is essential for your physical and mental health. Observing a custom fitness program can help reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer, and other serious illness. At the same time, it can improve sleep quality and promote the release of happy hormones that ease stress, anxiety, and depression.
If you’re a busy business owner or at-home worker, a good night’s sleep and less stress can surely make a lot of difference to your daily routine. A mere 30 minutes of exercise daily can do so much for your overall well-being. Even with a hectic schedule, working out is still very much possible. If you’re not sure how to begin, here are a few tips:
1 – Set Aside Time To Exercise
Even if you’re at home, think of having a traditional office job to help you set a boundary between work time and personal time. This will help you make time for yourself to catch up with loved ones, do personal tasks like cleaning the house and going on errands, and of course, fit in some exercise. Getting the help of a personal trainer to help you with one-on-one fitness is a great way to personalize your workout routine to your needs.
2 – Take Frequent Breaks From Your Chair
Sitting in front of a computer and working continuously for hours is not doing you any good. As they say, sitting is the new smoking. Take little health breaks of five to 10 minutes every two hours to do some stretches, walk around the house, or run up and down the stairs. If you have a garden, that’s even better! Go outside and breathe some fresh air while you do stretches or some jumping jacks.
3 – Split Your Workout Time
If you cannot commit to a fixed schedule of doing a 30-minute workout, consider splitting the 30 minutes into mini workouts all throughout the day. For example, do 10 minutes of exercise before starting your day, another 10 during your lunch break, and 10 minutes again after work.
4 – Make Use Of Your Lunch Break
One of the perks of working from home is you can eat while working any time you want. Thus, you can use your official lunch hour to work out without leaving your office. If you want to, you can hire a personal You won’t even have to pack your clothes and drive to the gym. This saves you a lot of time which you can allot to a longer, more intense workout.
5 – Plan Meals In Advance
Consider making a meal plan for the entire week so you won’t have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. On the weekend, prepare your meals ahead and freeze them. You can simply defrost and reheat them during meal times, especially for dinners. This way, you can avoid takeouts and still have healthy meals, but have more time to exercise after work hours. For a change of scenery, hit the gym to complete your workout and have a personal trainer help you.
Keeping a regular exercise routine should not be complicated. A little creativity and some time management can go a long way. What are you waiting for? Get on your feet and start moving!
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