7 Tips to Stay Fit if You Work from Home ...

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Working from home doesn’t mean you can’t stay in shape because there are tons of ways to stay fit if you work from home that some people don’t consider.2

Working from home is such a gift, and can be incredibly convenient and economical.

However, if you’re not careful, it can be easy to ditch your workouts working from home too.

If you’re like me, routine keeps you in check with your workouts, and in check with your work schedule.

Look at your workouts as a job, just like you do your assignments, with these simple tips.

There are really easy ways to stay fit if you work from home that don’t include you going to the gym or spending hours on the treadmill.

Check them out and let me know what you think!

1. Workout First

I find that one of the best ways to stay fit if you work from home is to get up first thing and exercise first.

It would be easy to get started on the day’s work and never get around to working out.

Now, if you work from home, you have no excuse not to!

Get outside for 30-45 minutes or on a treadmill or elliptical in your house for 30 minutes first thing each day.

If you have 15 more minutes, add some hand weight exercises, squats and lunges to keep your muscles toned.

Either way, make those 30 minutes first thing in the day priority!

Working out first can also make you more active throughout the day since it gets you going, and can even help your focus for work by stimulating the endorphins in the brain that enhance productivity and alertness.2

2. Create a STAND-up Desk

I can’t imagine sitting all day at work like I used to with my old desk jobs.

Each morning, I write for one hour at my desk over coffee, but then I move to a standing desk I created in my kitchen out of our buffet-style dining table.

Due to the rise of obesity, people have actually posted how to make a stand-up desk, a treadmill desk and other contraptions to get people to stand while they work from home.

It can be a great way to teach yourself how to stand more throughout the day.

Standing automatically burns 75% more calories than sitting, so make a stand-up desk out of whatever you can think of and aim to stand at least 75% of your workday each day, taking small sitting sessions to eat and for a snack.

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