Staying Fit While Working From Home
Go Review Note: Fitness workouts don't need
expenisve exercise equipment. A home gym can consist of just a set
of free weights and a stability ball. This simple home gym set up
can give you a complete workout in less than 40 minutes.
by M. D. Robinson
Despite what many may think, working from home takes
a lot of time and a lot of work. Im sure you have heard someone
say, They dont really have a job, they just work from home. That
statement could not be farther from the truth! Running a home business
takes almost all of your time. Therefore, many other things drop
down on your priority list. Probably one of the first ones to drop
When you have a never ending to do list, a house
that never seems to get clean and family and or friends who demand
attention, its understandable that exercise can take a back seat.
But, it should not.
Exercise offers so many important benefits that
it should always be part of your weekly routine. Of course, we all
know that exercise can help you stay slim and fit. But, do you also
know about all the other great results of exercising? Daily physical
activity reduces stress and can help you sleep better two things
that are especially beneficial to busy at home workers and business
owners. Fitness helps keep you healthy and has been linked to reducing
the risk of some diseases and to warding off depression. Researchers
also believe that strength training can help prevent osteoporosis.
If that still does not convince you to get moving, then keep in
mind that exercise also improves self esteem, increases stamina
and ultimately helps you be able to do continuous work for longer.
What more could you ask for?
It all sounds great, right? But you still dont think
that you can find any time in your hectic schedule for staying in
shape. Dont worry. There are a lot of creative ways to fit it in.
Below are some tips to help you get started.
Schedule time for working out. When you work at
home it is so easy to work around the clock. To help avoid his think
of yourself as having a traditional office job. In most office jobs
when you go home for the night you leave work behind and concentrate
on personal things. Even though going home for you may simply be
walking down the hall, you need to set boundaries in order to find
time for you.
During working hours, take several 5 to 10 minute
breaks and run up and down the stairs or even just walk. This will
also help rejuvenate your mind.
Sitting in front of a computer can be hard on your
body, especially your posture. So, find a comfortable place where
you can occasionally stand to do your computer work.
Its not necessary for you to find 30 continuous
minutes for working out. You will get just as much benefit if you
break your exercise into small chunks. Try 10 minutes before you
start work, 10 minutes at lunch and 10 minutes after work (re-read
above if you just said you have no after work time).
If you dont want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen
but still want to eat healthy, cook large portion meals on the weekend
that you can freeze. Then simply defrost and warm for dinners during
the week. This saves you the time of having to make dinner and you
dont have to compromise calories as you would if you instead opted
for take out.
One great advantage of working at home is that you
can workout over your lunch hour while never leaving your office
plus you dont have to pack your workout clothes and toiletries to
take with you to work. This saves you travel time, which you can
instead spend on grabbing a healthy bite to eat. And, if you dont
have any face to face meetings scheduled, then you dont have to
worry about looking perfect after your workout.
If you have not already done so, invest in a good
hands free headset for your phone. This is a great way to multi
task because your hands are free to do other things while you concentrate
on your conference call. You can even do some simple (but worthwhile)
exercise moves. Some good choices are squats, tricep dips, lunges,
wall push-ups, etc.
Keep healthy snacks available for when you need
an energy boost or simply just need something to chew on to help
you get through some tough work. Dont forget to keep water on hand
and sip some all throughout your day.
Purchase an exercise stability ball. While there
are dozens of great toning exercises you can do with the ball, its
also beneficial to simply sit on it. Try sitting on it instead of
a chair for even short periods throughout your day. This will help
build your core strength (your trunk area).
Dont forget the importance of stretching. Take a
couple of minutes every hour to stand up and stretch your entire
As you can see, exercise offers huge benefits even
with just a small amount of effort. And if you have kids, by exercising
you also set a great example. So, to help you, your business, and
your family its time to stop making excuses and just start moving!
About the Author
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