5 Tips To Stay Active While Working From Home

Working from home is now a relatable topic for hundreds of millions of people. The global pandemic has abruptly influenced our usual concept of work.



Many of us are now finding ourselves hunched over laptops on sofas or beds, perched on hard dining room chairs, or subjecting our arms and wrists to ill-placed keyboards.

Without meetings or coworkers reminding us to walk around once in a while – we could end up staying in one spot for a long period of time. This can invariably lead to an unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle.

So, to help you keep yourself active while still getting your work done, here are 5 tips you should consider.

1. Keep Exercise Equipment Close


It is helpful to leave pushup bars, hand weights, exercise mats, etc readily visible and accessible, and perhaps even “in your way.” When you take a break you can pick them up and do some repetitive exercises. This way, you frequently build strength a few minutes at a time when you are not on your laptop.

2. Get Up For Food


The simple act of going out to eat or cooking something at home is much better than ordering food from your app. This is because it forces you to get up and walk around more.

3. Walk During Conference Calls


Not only does moving feel good, but it creates greater blood flow, which helps in thinking, and ultimately relaxes us. Try at least one conference call while taking even a gentle walk outside. Also, it’s a good idea to take your conference calls with video. That way you are less lazy.

4. Practice Time Blocking


Employ a time blocking method to remind yourself to take breaks. Use the breaks to eat a healthy snack, take a quick walk, or just clear your mind. This will help you break overexertion, which diminishes energy later in the day.

5. Interrupt Yourself To Concentrate More


Sometimes we get so engrossed in our work that we realize it has been hours since we moved. Disrupt yourself! Set an alarm for 30 minutes. Focus on a key priority. When the alarm goes off, get up and do something—take a walk or talk to a friend, anything. Your brain and body are refreshed and your concentration for the next priority is much higher.

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