Benefits of Exercising When You’re Working From Home

Now more than ever, we are all prioritizing our health, both for our own benefit, and for the safety of those in our communities. In the midst of adapting to this new way of life, which for many includes working from home, it is important to keep your overall health top-of-mind.

Benefits of Regular Exercise

Finding time for regular exercise has been shown to offer huge benefits that are directly linked to physical and mental health. Studies show that consistent physical activity increases your body’s immune system and helps reduce anxiety and stress levels.

While working from home, incorporating just 20 minutes a day of physical activity can do wonders for your overall health. Benefits of exercise include improvement of mental health and giving your mood a boost and helping towards preventing life-long health conditions. When we exercise, our bodies release chemicals that are proven to be contributing factors in relaxation and help with lessening stress, while reducing the risk of depression.

How to Stay Motivated

Fitting the adequate amount of exercise into your daily routine does not require a fancy gym or the hefty price tag that comes along with it.

There are many ways to keep your body moving throughout the day. Carving out that 20 minutes to make it happen will get you out of your WFH office space for a bit and give you the opportunity to take in some fresh air. This will be sure to give you a boost of productivity and help contribute to your overall health.

Free Fitness Apps!

Thanks to workout apps and other platforms, we can access some great workout programs and top trainers anytime, anywhere – for free. Many of these apps have weekly programs available and some even offer community boards to share your progress with your friends and family. This is another way to keep track of your progress, set goals and stay motivated.

Sworkit

Availability: iOS and Andriod

Sworkit is a like having a personal trainer in your pocket. Whether you are new to incorporating fitness into your daily routine or already at an advanced level, there is something for you to take away from this app. The strength-based training classes require minimal equipment – most of which can easily be substituted with essential items found in a home. Instructors are certified trainers and keep you motivated and moving in the right direction.

Nike Run Club (NRC)

Availability: iOS and Andriod

With the Nike Run Club you are able begin tracking a run or select from a list of guided runs ranging in duration, types (interval runs) and even half-marathon guided plans. Along with the guided programs, there is an option to choose workout plans that last up to eight weeks. You will also be able to join in on challenges, view achievements and track your overall progress.

Yoga for Beginners

Availability: iOS and Andriod

This yoga app allows users to experience yoga classes that are geared toward beginner, intermediate and advanced yogis. The class times are only 15 minutes and are there to help you find your inner peace or participate in a more focused workout such as yoga for abs.

Get Outside!

If you aren’t into fitness apps and are simply looking for that 20-minute escape for fresh air, spending a few minutes outside can center your thoughts and will be well worth it.

Quick Outdoor Activities:

  • Take a stroll around your neighborhood – keeping social-distance recommendations in mind.
  • Play hide and seek or tag with the kids in the backyard or kick a ball around – be a kid again!
  • Walk, run or fetch with your dog!
  • Play hopscotch on the sidewalk

Working from home has many benefits and being able to squeeze in a few minutes of physical activity throughout each day will improve both your professional and personal life. Finding ways that work best for you is key, and the good news is, it is never too late to start fitting regular activity into your daily routine.

Let’s Get Moving!

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