Workout Tips for Those Who Work at Home And Want to Stay Fit

Working at home has a lot of benefits. One of these benefits is the fact that you hold time in your hands; which means you work at your own pace. In the beginning, you’ll find a lot of free time on your hands, especially if you’re still starting out with your home business or job. However, you’ll eventually find yourself soon trying to work out your schedule balancing your home business or job and your family/household duties.

Whatever the circumstances may be, you should always find time for yourself. And finding time for yourself means taking time to work on your health and fitness.

Working out or exercising is important. It not only helps you stay fit, it also helps motivate you and build your self-confidence. Another good reason for working out is that it can help reduce stress. Regular disciplined working out will also keep you healthier as it reduces the risk of you contracting some illnesses and diseases. With increased strength and metabolism, you’ll be able to achieve more in a better way.

If you’re just staring out and trying to manage your schedule, you have no need to worry. You can easily fit in a couple of workout routines that will keep your heart pumping and your energy soaring. There are a lot of ways to exercise even while keeping a busy work-at-home business or job.

Below are some of the most common work-at-home exercises or workout routines that you should try doing. Remember, sitting and working in front of the computer for eight long hours will negatively affect not only your posture, but also your health in general. So try out these exercises and slowly develop a daily workout routine.

    • First off, before starting out, designate a specific time or schedule for working out. For example, if you start working at nine in the morning, you can work straight for five hours. By the time the clock strikes two in the afternoon, you get up and do your daily exercise or workout routine.

 

    • Stretching may seem to be such a simple thing to you. It is, however, greatly beneficial if you do it a couple of minutes every hour. Stand up and stretch from time-to-time.

 

    • If you do not have workout machines, use your stairs for cardio exercises. Run up and down the stairs several times. Do this for five minutes first, then gradually increase as you get used to the routine. If your house does not have a stairway, look for steps or big wooden crates that you can use in their place.

 

    • Pushups can be done anywhere in the house. As long as your flooring is good and clean, you’re good to go. For starters, do two repetitions of 20 pushups. Gradually increase as you go along from day-to-day.

 

    • Jumping Jacks are fun. They’re also good for warming up the body. Do around 15 to 20 Jumping Jacks in the beginning. Increase by 10 every time you feel that your stamina and energy has improved.

 

    • Leg lifts can be done even when you’re working on your computer or laptop. Improve leg muscle and strength by lifting your legs repeatedly for several minutes. You can do this workout routine in one-hour intervals while seated in your computer chair.

 

    • Since you may not have enough space at home, instead of running, you can jog in place. Set your timer to five minutes for this exercise. To maximize your time wisely, you can watch your favorite TV show or listen to your favorite songs while jogging.

 

    • Dancing is a good cardio exercise. It also helps burn a lot of calories. You can dance to any music that you want, or choose to go with a dance-based aerobic program on video. There are a lot of choices you can choose from, like hip hop aero dance routines and dance workouts designed especially for men.

 

    • Crunches. Who is not familiar with crunches? Practically everyone who has, at one point in his life, longed for six-pack abs know what regularly doing crunches can mean.There are a lot of varieties of crunch exercises; there are the regular ones that we are all familiar with and there’s the one where an exercise ball is used. There are also variations that make use of weights for added resistance.

 

    • Tae Bo. Although this will take more than 30 minutes to do, it provides a really rewarding workout experience. You don’t need to hire a Tae Bo instructor to help you out; you can simply buy and follow Tae Bo workout routines shown in DVDs. Aside from building muscle and knocking out fat, Tae Bo also improves your heart rate and increases your strength and stamina.

 

    • Shadow boxing is also a good exercise option, especially if you do not have a heavy bag or punching bag.

 

  • If you have exercise machines at home; like a treadmill, rowing machine or an exercise bike, use them well. Divide your time among your machines. Normally, you should do a 30-minute routine for every cardio machine.f you have Wii Fit, use it for your fitness advantage. You can even invite your son or daughter, or any family member, to play tennis (or any other game where you sweat out) with you. The Kinect for Xbox 360 is an alternative to the Wii. Use this motion sensing device to help you sweat out. You can play The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout, Dance Central, Virtua Tennis 4 or Your Shape 3.

All these exercises or workout routines will make you fit and healthier, but only if you find time to do them every single day that you work at home. Also, it is important to follow a healthy diet – one that’s filled with fruits, vegetables, whole wheat and other similarly nutritious stuff.

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