Staying active is important for both our mental and physical health, few simple ways to stay active while working from home include standing while you work with a standing desk, challenging your colleagues to a step contest, and exercising during your lunch break.
Research on 3,500 workers over 52 weeks shows, that keeping yourself active while working from home can help reduce stress levels, foster creativity, improve productivity, improve your overall well-being, and make remote working fun. Thus, it’s important to be active and prioritize your health when working remotely.
Here are a few best ways to keep you highly motivated and stay active every day while working from home.
1. Wear your step counter
Keeping track of your steps is a great way to make sure that you are getting the most out of your daily incidental exercise — that’s any activity that you can build up throughout the day.
Incidental activity can be anything such as taking a flight of stairs, walking the children to school, walking while you take a long phone call, or doing the housework.
You might already have a smartwatch, fitness band, or pedometer to keep track of your steps. If not, most smartphones have the capability to count how many steps you take throughout the day.
All you need to do is keep it with you as you move throughout the day.
Recent research has confirmed that challenging yourself to achieve at least 10,000 steps each day helps you to remain active and has measurable benefits for cardiovascular health, reducing the risk of diabetes and an improved lifestyle.
So why not make a game of it? Invite your colleagues or family to participate in a steps challenge, with the winner receiving a fantastic prize.
If you post your step achievements online, you might even encourage your friends and followers to get their steps up as well.
2. Keep active at your desk
Thanks to the technological advancements of life in the 21st century, we are fortunate to have many fitness innovations to keep us moving while attached to the computer and telephone.