Finding time in a busy schedule for a long exercise routine can be exhausting enough, even just once a week let alone every single day. Many people use this as an excuse to get out of working out altogether, but unfortunately this isn’t great for overall health and wellbeing. Fortunately it’s not too difficult to fit your exercise into your daily routine without ever having to stop working! Here are some of our top tips.
Chances are the desk where you work is hardly benefitting your body. Even if you have a decent posture, which most of us don’t while we’re working, you’re likely to spend too long sitting still which is unhealthy on many levels. Whether it’s on your own or in a group, an excellent thing to do is simply taking a few minutes to perform some simple stretches and exercises. You can easily improve the muscles in your neck, back, chest, arms and legs with some basic routines without ever leaving your desk.
Don’t spend your lunch breaks cooped up inside and still sitting at that same desk. Head outside instead and find some space you can make use of for 10 or 15 minutes, and you’ll feel the benefit later. An awesome idea if you have cooperative colleagues is to introduce introduce walking meetings, so you can still get work done without having to sit still inside. Even if you can’t fit in some outdoor exercise during the day, what’s stopping you from walking, jogging or cycling to and from work?
Take your stretches and exercises as seriously as you would any other meeting or appointment at work. After all, your health is no laughing matter, and it shouldn’t be to your employer either. Even a small amount of time that you can set aside on a regular basis will quickly add up, and you’ll be much better off for it. If you struggle with stress and time management, you need to pay extra attention to this step so you can set yourself realistic goals and improve your work-life balance.