A wise person once said, "life is all about balance." For you and everyone who works five days a week (and for the purposes of this article), this saying basically translates translates to "gotta get that work life and exercise balance juuuuust right."
It's not easy to squeeze in some important exercise when you're working full-time but it is important to stay physically active, especially if you're sitting down for most of the work day, so we're here with some tips to help you get that work/exercise balance to your liking.
Morning exercise routine are your friend
Who needs coffee to get the day started when you can get the juices flowing with some morning exercise? It makes perfect sense after all. You're fresh, you get your daily dose of exercise in before work, and the endorphins will put you in a good mood and give you enough oomph to get through the rest of the day.
Bring your gym clothes to work
So you're not a morning person, which means hell will freeze over before you start your mornings off with a pre-work workout. Since mornings are out, you'll be wanting to exercise after work instead and that means bringing your gym clothes to the office. This will help motivate you to do an after-work sweat session that you otherwise might not do if it were super early or if you went home first and end up on the couch for the whole night instead of going to the gym.
There's not many opportunities to move around a lot during the day when your job involves staring at a screen for eight hours, so turn this inactivity into an opportunity by incorporating a little *checks notes* "deskercise" into your routine. Take a minute to do a set of push ups or tricep dips on the edge of your chair, sit on a fitness ball to practice better posture while strengthening your abs, or take short walking breaks to loosen up the muscles.
24/7 gyms are also your friend
Not everyone works the usual nine-to-five job, which makes scheduling in exercise and other activities a bit tricky. Luckily, 24/7 gyms are a thing to help those who work odd hours throughout the day or night and only has time to squeeze in a cheeky 2am workout. As a cherry on top, working out at strange hours usually means you get the whole gym to yourself and that means no waiting around, fighting over weights, or wiping other people's sweat off machines.
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Information sourced from: Livestrong, Corp Magazine, and DeskTime.
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