5 Activities to Stay Fit While Working From Home
Do you ever get to the end of your day, look down at your smartwatch and realize that your step count is shockingly low? The amount of exercise tracked is non-existent and you only “stood” for a total of 3 hours? Working from home has made this surprising data a normal reality. It has attributed to many stuffy days and few opportunities for movement.
You might then ask yourself, “How on earth do I stay fit with my schedule the way it is?” You aren’t alone. People everywhere are having a hard time being active while being home-bound. This lack of physical activity might be challenging, but you can change it.
Here are five tips to help you stay fit while staying home:
- Walk it out
Remember that 20-minute lunch break you had yesterday when you vegged out on the couch? Well today, grab your sandwich and tennis shoes, head outside and take a walk around the block. Put your headphones in and listen to some music or your favorite motivational podcast. Even just 20-minutes will get your heart rate up, increasing endorphins and making you feel incredible.
- Workout with a video
There are thousands of free workout videos online. Wake up 30 minutes earlier than usual and take your pick on the workout you are feeling for the day. Put the video on your TV, start your Fitbit or smartwatch and get moving. You can even grab your phone and Facetime your friend for a group workout session.
Running all these apps, videos, and calls will require a proper internet connection. Here at Beehive Broadband, we will help make sure you have the connection speeds you need that will allow you to get in a good sweat while still having fun.
- Stretching instead of vegging
Take advantage of the times you are watching your favorite channel and stretch in front of the TV. With BEEHIVE BEEtv, you will have a wide variety of options to choose from. Your stretches may be as simple as the primary stretches that you learned in fourth grade PE. But still do them. Find what feels good for you and keep your body moving. Stretching will improve your performance for physical activity and reduce your risk of injury. It will also help you be less sore so you can keep moving the next day.
By taking advantage of the hundreds of channels that BEEtv offers you’ll find multiple reasons to stretch each day. Checkout out our BEEHIVE BEEtv channel line-ups and features to find the right one for you.
Pick a meditation online and find a quiet room to lay down in. Give yourself at least 10 minutes in this peaceful place. The benefits of this are astounding. You’ll lower your stress, feel less anxious, have more energy and be ready to take on the day. You’ll have time to become more self-aware, set goals and stick to them.
This will help you stay on track with your fitness plan and leave you feeling better than ever.
- “Hey Siri, play Dancing Queen by ABBA”
Our personal favorite way of staying fit is blasting music and dancing around the house. Whether you are by yourself or with friends or family, don’t underestimate the way that dancing gets your heart pumping. Find your favorite song on YouTube or set up your playlist using Siri and be prepared to boost your mood and get in a good workout at the same time.
A study that interviewed 1,000 people found that those who were dancing not only reported feeling happier but also more satisfied with their lives, especially in relationships, health and the goals achieved over the years.
Dance it out, people! It’ll make you feel so much better.
While being at home all day every day can feel overwhelming, there are still ways to shake it up and stay active. It starts by setting goals, moving your body and having a reliable internet connection that will support all the devices it takes to stay fit while staying at home.
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