5 tips for staying fit at home

We are all feeling a bit out of sorts at the moment. Our routines are out of sync and any form of regularity feels a bit up in the air. Not being able to access a gym as many people will do in their lunch breaks or after work can make it feel a little difficult to schedule exercise in. But working from home doesn’t mean that you need to stop moving – there are several ways you can still keep fit at home.

Get dressed in the morning ready for a workout

Putting on your workout clothes when you wake up will make you feel so much more motivated to do some exercise when it comes to lunchtime. So when midday does arrive, you’re already dressed and ready to go. You will already be prepared for your workout meaning that you get the most out of your one-hour lunch break.

Make it part of your daily routine

Having a routine is key, so try and create some new habits while working from home. For example, having a set time each day to do some exercise, whether it be following a Yoga video or going for a run. If you normally go to the gym at lunchtime, keep that as part of your daily routine. Just because you can’t physically access a gym, doesn’t mean that needs to stop you from getting your daily exercise in.

Make use of at-home workouts

There are so many apps and Youtube videos/tutorials out there that allow you to do a home workout with little to no equipment required. Where people aren’t able to access gyms, there are also a lot of fitness influencers offering live workouts on their instagram channels to help keep you motivated.

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Get skipping

Where you might not be able to get out and about to go for a run, a great alternative to running is skipping. You can pick up a skipping rope from Amazon cheap and use this to exercise in your garden (or if there is enough room inside). Skipping is a great form of exercise as it can get your heart rate going, so is a great form of cardio.

Remember to keep drinking water

It is very important to remember to continually drink water throughout the day. If you’re not used to working from home, such a small part of your normal routine like having a glass of water on your desk can be easily forgotten. It is recommended that you consume between 6-8 glasses of water per day. Staying hydrated can help improve your concentration and mental performance.

Having to work from home doesn’t need to cause a huge distribution to your fitness regime. As you can see, there are so many ways around it and simple things you can include in your daily routine to keep fit. And if you didn’t already have a routine in place, now is as good a time as any to start introducing some form of exercise into your day-to-day schedule.