Whether you are still working from home or back in a physical work setting, trying to fit exercise into your busy day can be difficult. Desk jobs and jobs requiring little movement throughout the day can often lead to people leading a more sedentary life. Here are some ways that you can stay fit and active while at work.
If you already have a gym/workout routine, try to stick to the plan you have created for yourself. Whether it is waking up early for a jog or fitness class, or hitting the pavement for a run post-work, scheduling in exercise is important. Even if you are not crazy about working out, taking breaks throughout the day to walk around can be beneficial.
Finding ways to sneak in extra movement is a great way to stay active throughout the day. Look for reasons to stand up and move. If you are on the phone a lot during the day, try and walk around while on a call or take 5 minutes every hour to stand up and stretch. Walking has been proven to boost your mood and increase productivity.
Time blocking or using your smartwatch to get you to move around every hour is another way to prevent staying sedentary. Set a timer or follow your apple watch notifications to remind you to get up and walk around. After sitting for a prolonged period, getting up and moving around is important.
If you are working from home for the foreseeable future, signing up for online exercise classes or simply going on YouTube is another great way to get some exercise. There are some great yoga or HIIT style classes that require little to no equipment and can be completed in as little as 15 minutes. You can even get creative and plan to work out with friends or colleagues but dialing into a Zoom yoga class at the same time. Getting others involved is a great way to stay motivated!
Staying active throughout the day is an important part of staying healthy and helps reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure. Try and incorporate small movements, walks, and workouts into your workday. If you tend to forget set reminders on your phone or smartwatch.
InterSolutions values the wellbeing of our associates and clients and is here to provide the necessary resources to stay fit and healthy. If you are currently looking for a job, InterSolutions has Maintenance, Leasing, Porter, and Concierge positions available nationwide. Apply today at www.intersolutions.jobs.com