Working from home tends to mean less movement throughout the day. Here’s what you can do to move more without making any big changes in your life.
If you have a fitness tracker, you’ve likely noticed the sudden drop your body experienced when you started working from home. It’s intense. Whether you used public transportation or relied on your car to get you from point A to point B, working from home means that you likely move a lot less, something that affects your waistline to your mental health.
Here are some simple tips that can help you move more when working from home.
Try different workout videos
The good thing about working from home is the large amount of time you have at your disposal. When used productively (easier said than done), this means you can get laundry done, cook some food and even get a workout in before the end of the work day.
Workout videos are useful ways of getting your body to move. There are all sorts of options, from hour long workouts to 15 minute sessions that you can fit in as you take a quick work break. Take advantage of these opportunities and try to move a little bit. The more you do it, the more you’ll like it and reap benefits.
Walk during meetings
Aside from getting your steps in, walking allows you to think better and approach problems more creatively. Thanks to Zoom, we rarely have phone calls. Still, when you get a phone call, use that time to walk around, whether you’re indoors or outdoors. Just remember to mute when it’s appropriate.
Walk your dog
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If you have a dog, you’ll know that walking them is a very useful workout, especially when you take the time to enjoy yourself and spend some time actually walking. Heading to the dog park or simply walking alongside your dog in different directions will give you some much needed space, and will also work for some effective exercise.
Just walk more in general
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The goal of this list is to walk more, by any means necessary. Whether you have a dog or not, it’s important to fit in a walk whenever you can, especially if you’re not working out regularly or commuting to work. Use videos, reminders, and whatever you think might work to keep you motivated and willing to move a little bit more than you used to.