Exercise and Stay Fit—Even When in the Office

Keeping fit is always a good plan to remain flexible and prevent injury. Finding the time–and the motivation–to exercise daily can be difficult, though, especially when you’re at work for eight hours, or busy with household chores. However, you can find ways to perform the necessary exercises through simple activities that would make some improvements in the long run, and make you feel good about yourself in process.

If you’re at home, you can make up your own basic exercise plan. You can do some jumping jacks or jogging in place for thirty minutes, or even use a jump rope in one of your spacious rooms. These types of cardiovascular workouts–physical activities that leave you sweating and breathless at the end–keep your heart healthy and help you lose those extra pounds at the same time. You can do heavier chores, such as vacuuming the entire house, or mowing your lawn, to make them count as exercise.

Being stuck inside an office shouldn’t deter you from getting some form of physical activity. Walk or bike to work if you can, or get off the bus one stop before yours, and walk the rest of the way. Take short walking or stretching breaks in between tasks, or keep a small exercise equipment like hand weights in your desk drawer. If your work requires you to move around and do lots of physical activity, make the most of it.

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