Working from home is probably the most enviable of office environments. It gives you a certain degree of flexibility and allows you to spend more time with family. Plus skipping the daily commute! On the surface, it can seem like the ideal working situation. However, losing a workplace can have a detrimental effect on our health. One of the biggest problems we face is keeping fit whilst working from home. With no need to leave the house and the winter months being upon us, finding the motivation to go out for a walk is tricky. Especially when it’s dark in the mornings and afternoons! Plus, our main reaction to a busy workload is to sit for as long as possible until the task is done. Then before you know it, hours have gone by and you haven’t moved from your chair.
The importance of moving…
Sitting for long periods at your desk can lead to some serious health complications. Sitting can have short- and long-term effects on both your health and body. This lack of activity can also have a direct impact on your work performance and engagement levels. Increased energy, productivity and creativity are all proven benefits of exercising regularly. As well as reducing stress and negative thoughts. If you feel like you aren’t getting the exercise that not only keeps you healthy, but also boosts your endorphins and relieves stress, you are definitely not alone.
Hands up if you can relate to long periods of inactivity, sat slumped over your desk or work station, staring at a computer screen without moving your body in a meaningful way?! The experts at LRG Fitness on Demand have designed some stretching, muscle-strengthening and short stints of aerobic exercises. They aim to help you to help you to stay fit whilst working from home, and you can do them right at your desk. These quick exercises can make a big difference in maintaining your health and overall wellbeing!
These exercise routines are designed for those who are busy working and may not have time for a normal exercise plan. LRG on Demand’s desk-based workout routines aim to keep you moving and help calm your mind and body. Just remember, the main goal is to keep moving!
So, if you’re looking to relieve muscular aches and pains, joint stiffness and to help alleviate stress, then look no further. This 10 minute top to toe desk based stretching mobility routine will help to do just that.
Why not try to include some of these exercises into your daily working from home routine to help keep you moving!
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