Working from home can seem to be a fantasy – escaping traffic jams and taking phone calls from the bed – but it may easily lead to a sedentary lifestyle. Many people used to take a stroll after lunch and a quick gym break in the evening after work, but that is no longer the case. So, how do we maintain our fitness when working from home?
With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of simple work-at-home exercises that you can quickly accomplish from your home office. But before beginning a new workout routine, consult your doctor, especially if you’re uncertain if an accident or other medical condition would prevent you from safely performing the exercises listed to stay fit.
So here are some exercise to stay fit while working at home:
- Squeeze and burn
You wouldn’t even have to get out of the chair to do this activity, which could tighten up your buttocks as you rest. Start concentrating on gripping the posterior muscles as tightly as possible. Then, for up to 15 seconds, retain your position and repeat for 10–15 times more.
- High Five
This exercise is perfect for coordination and to strengthen all the muscles. How can you do it? Lay on the bed, and raise the left foot and touch it with the right hand, then alternate. Repeat the exercise several times.
- Short walk around the house
If you stay in a one-room apartment or a three-story family home, what you need to do is begin walking or jogging in your living area to get some movement. Set an alarm for every hour to remind you to get up and walk in a few minutes. Many smartwatches and applications can be enabled to ring every hour and remind you if you haven’t taken sufficient moves.