Top tips for a work from home workout

Last week we looked at how exercise can help with your work/life balance and now it’s time to come up with some top exercising tips for the home worker – after all, just because you work from home, it doesn’t mean you just get to the gym whenever you feel like.

If anything, there always something that gets in the way of giving your body a much-needed workout, be that unexpected deadlines, long commutes or overrun client meetings.

However, instead of getting out to the gym, it could be a good idea to bring the gym home – this can not only save on travel time but can also mean you can mix up your routine to include some fun exercises you might not feel confident enough to try in a public gym.

So here are our top exercise tips for the flexible worker…

Top exercises tips

Get a fitness video such as “Zumba” or “Insanity” or even download a smartphone app such as “Zombies, Run” (below) to give a jog around the block that extra edge.

Instead of doing one big workout at some point during the day it could be worth breaking up your day with several five-minute fitness breaks – not only will this keep up your exercise regime, it could also help to keep your mind clear for work. Skipping or punch bag work is great for this type of exercise routine.

Set up a chin-up bar in the doorway of your office and do a set of ten pull-ups every time you leave the office.

Keep a set of dumbells or power grips next to your desk and do a work out after every telephone or conference call.

Get rid of the office chair and replace it with an exercise ball, this will help to improve your posture and help strengthen your core muscles.

Another benefit of being a home worker could be that you don’t end up going to the gym in your lunch time or straight after work and end up ‘talking shop’ to a colleague on the machine next to you.

What are your work from home workout tips? Let us know…

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