Working from home has gotten us demotivated physically. The bed is usually nearby, and we’re always free to slack off. By the end of the day, we all want to hit the hay and start the cycle all over again.
This is the cycle that most Americans have gotten themselves into ever since the pandemic has started. About 40% of the population claims that they gained some weight last year because of the pandemic. More and more are getting into this unhealthy cycle. If you don’t want to end up on the same path, you’re going to need to move fast.
One of the easiest things you can do every two hours is to stretch for 15 minutes. The act of stretching itself already burns a decent amount of calories, and the act of stretching for about 30 minutes per day, every two hours of work, can help you stay healthy.
Stretching enables your circulatory system, which is good for your heart, and technically, every single muscle in your body. It also stimulates your brain, so if you have problems staying awake in the morning, stretching can certainly help you with that.
If you’re the kind of person who stays in their seat for most of the day, then we recommend stretching for you. Doing it for at least 30 minutes every day will make a difference in how you function and your overall health.
Another aerobic exercise that requires minimal effort but can positively affect your body is brisk walking. The act of brisk walking can be done almost anywhere, even in the comfort of your own home. If your neighborhood has given you the chance to walk outside and walk for a few minutes, then we suggest you take this opportunity.
Aerobic exercises such as brisk walking have been known to improve your metabolic system. It’s also good for your heart since you’re technically burning fats. In some instances, brisk walking can burn the same calories as jogging if you’re willing to do it for a longer period. It’s a good exercise for people looking not to push themselves after a long day of work.
If you have a console in your home or a gaming PC, consider investing in VR tech. VR tech is known to gamify all sorts of exercise drills. Some games like Beat Saber incentivizes your body to move. Believe it or not, this game can make you sweat a lot. It’s also good for your upper body muscles.
There is also a subscription-based video game known as Supernatural. This game uses the same technology as Beat Saber but with new additions. So again, it’s subscription-based, but it’s the same price you’re paying for a gym membership. So make sure to give this a try!
There are many VR games out there that have gamified all sorts of exercise. Have a good look into these games, and try them out after work! It’s a new way to start working out while having fun at the same time.
Lastly, there is no other way to stay fit than working out. Most millennials nowadays do work out after work. Thirty minutes of working out after a long workday can ease your stress as it releases good hormones like serotonin.
Working out at home means that you have to invest in some gym equipment, but you don’t have to go all out. Instead, consider purchasing only simple weights or singular equipment that can give you a full-body workout.
One of the best parts of this kind of fitness training is that you can start preparing yourself to become a fitness trainer in the future. There is a growing need for fitness trainers as more people want to get into better shape, and by starting a career out of it, you can get some extra money from this side hustle.
You’re going to need fitness certificates if you want to get more clients. You can mostly get this online. Once you’ve achieved Certificate 3 in fitness, that’s when you can get the big bucks. It takes a couple of years to get there, but it’s progress that’s worthwhile because you’re only doing it to stay fit while working. The extra money you can get from being a fitness trainer can certainly help you save money for your future goals.
Staying fit while working is one way you can start investing in yourself. So start doing these things when you can. You don’t have to do a full-body workout unless you have the time and motivation for it. But if you do, make sure it’s worth it by getting fit and getting those fitness certificates.