Staying Active While Working from Home

Published: March 15, 2021

This is the third week of National Nutrition Month® and this week's theme is physical activity. Below  are some helpful tips to stay active while working from home. I have also included a beginner workout that can be done at home with no equipment.

 

Ways to stay active while working at home

  • Plan a section of your day to go for a walk (listen to a podcast, music, audiobook, phone a friend, phone into a meeting if possible)
  • Set timers to stand up and stretch
  • Set timers to breath 
  • Create a standing desk environment if this is possible for you
  • During meetings have a time where everyone stands up and stretches
  • Schedule active meetings like yoga 
  • Find a place inside to do a quick workout during a break 
  • Create a time to stand up and make a meal
  • Take the stairs whenever possible

Easy fitness workout you can do anywhere

  • Beginner cardio workout
    •  Do each move below for your selected period of work and rest time (Option 1, 2, or 3). After your last move, rest for 60 seconds. That's 1 circuit. Do the entire circuit 3-5 times. After your last circuit, try the Bonus Move for 60 seconds.
    • Option 1: 30 seconds of work, 30 seconds of rest
    • Option 2: 40 seconds of work, 20 seconds of rest
    • Option 3: 50 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest
      • Workout
        • skater
        • 3 point toe touch
        • Flutter kick 
        • Bonus: tuck up

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