Working from home is tough for many reasons, but stopping you from being healthy doesn’t need to be one of them.
1. Start with what you wear
I’ve always found that much of my attitude comes from what I’m wearing. So help yourself by wearing clothes that easily go from working daytime to gym-ready.
2. Keep a schedule
Not only should you set an alarm in the morning and get up at a decent time, but also keep a healthy schedule of getting up and going to the fridge. Try to stick to breakfast/lunch/dinner; not whenever you feel like nibbling.
Also, if you go to a gym with classes, plan your day around the class you want to attend or the time you want to hit the gym.
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3. Set your alarm
Set your alarm for every hour. When the alarm goes off, get up and move in some way. Whether it’s a quick walk down the street with the dog, 25 squats or jumping jacks, some sit-ups and push ups, or whatever works for you, it’s important to get up and move.
4. Plan healthy meals
This one goes without saying. Use working from home to your advantage: instead of snacking, take your time making a healthy breakfast and lunch. That means planning in advance: stock up on healthy foods at the grocery store.
5. Create a home gym
Getting up and moving every hour is great, but getting some true exercise time in at the gym or by going for run will help keep you overall fitness in check. It’s easy to get bogged down by working from home and force yourself to get out of the house, so bring the gym to you. Get a few choice pieces of equipment (yoga mat, hand weights, and a kettlebell) and you can do practically any exercise routine!
Here’s to being happy, healthy and working from home!