Almost every time I mention to someone that my job involves me working at home I normally get the same response.
“That must be nice.”
And yes, while it does have some definite highlights to it, there are a few negatives thrown in there as well, but I’ll save that for another post 😉
One of the hardest things for me to do is actually get up from my computer. It’s easy in theory but when you have 3 different jobs happening at once, it seems like something is always going on. But no excuses…right?
Here’s some things that I do to make try to get to 10,000 steps when I’m at home all.day.long.
Tips to getting in exercise while working at home
Get a pedometer! I love my Fitbit and wear it all the time!
Make a workout schedule and stick to it. I did this for a little while and actually scheduled in my workout times and it worked really well. (Now to just get back to it!)
Set a timer to get up every hour and walk around a bit.
What I do is set an hourly timer on my phone and then by 1:00 (I’m a late riser since I stay up late for work most of the time), I aim to have 1,000 steps in, by 2:00, 2,000 steps, and so on.
However, there are days when I’m feeling ambitious. I’ll double the steps because want to be able to relax by the time I’m done with my work for the day and I’ll aim to get 2,000 steps by 1:00, 4,000 by 2:00, and so on.
While I’m not a competitive person, it’s nice to see where you stand with your friends if you have a Fitbit.
Take a walk around the neighborhood and get some fresh air in your system.
Have a bike? Hop on and make a loop or two.
If you work from home, you probably spend a lot of time sitting, so if you plan to watch TV at night or even during work breaks, walk in place! It may seem silly, but it won’t phase you after a while.
These steps led me to getting SO close to 10,000 steps. I’ll take it!
Do you work from home? How do you make sure you get up from the computer and get your walk on?