Tips to Get Yourself Moving When Working from Home

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Working from home can be a blessing. You can choose your hours, dress how you want, and work in the comfort of your own space. However, there are some downsides to working from home that many people don’t realize until they start doing it. One major downside is that when you’re not at the office with co-workers walking around or sitting next to you all day long, it’s easy for your body to get stagnant – which means no exercise! There are tips for staying active while working from home, though.

Take Regular Breaks To Move Around

When working from home, it can be easy to get sucked into your work and spend hours upon hours in the same spot. But did you know that taking regular breaks to move around is good for you? Not only does it help keep your body active, but it also helps improve your focus and concentration levels. So, every 20-30 minutes, take a quick break to walk around or do some light stretching.

Create A Standing Desk

If you’re finding it difficult to get up and move around during your workday, why not try creating a standing desk? This is a great way to keep your body active without having to leave your workspace. All you need is a table or counter that’s tall enough to stand at, and you can start working in style!

Invest In Some Good Gym Equipment

One of the best things you can do to make sure you’re getting some exercise when working from home is to invest in some good gym equipment. This way, you have no excuse not to get your workout in! You can purchase a treadmill, elliptical machine, or stationary bike and have it right in your living room. You might also want to invest in some free weights or a home gym system if you have the space.

Create A Regular Exercise Schedule

Another great way to make sure you’re getting enough exercise when working from home is to create a regular exercise schedule and stick to it. This could mean waking up early every morning to go for a run or doing a video workout in the evening. Whatever you do, make sure it’s something that can be done daily and isn’t too strenuous on your body.

Don’t Turn Work Into Exercise

Many people think they are doing themselves some good when they exercise while working, but this is counterproductive to getting yourself moving more often. Also, although you are getting some exercise, it’s more likely to be of the sitting variety, so this is not what you want.

Many people think they have earned a little downtime after exercising, but if you work on your computer or sit at a desk while working from home, then this will mean that all the hard work was just for nothing because you are just going to sit down again.

Today we’ve covered different ways you can get yourself outside and moving at least a little bit every single day, ranging from getting up early to go for a walk or run before starting your workday to taking time off during the afternoon. Hence, you have something fun planned later. Hopefully, these tips will help inspire some new ideas on getting active, regardless of your work situation. So get moving and have some fun!

Vinh Van Lam
the authorVinh Van Lam
Vinh Van Lam, co-founder of ArtSHINE, is a visionary art coach and entrepreneur with a passion for fostering creativity. With a diverse background in art and business, he brings a unique perspective to empower emerging artists, enabling them to thrive in the dynamic art industry through the innovative platform of ArtSHINE.

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