Working from home is probably the most enviable of office environments. It gives you a certain degree of flexibility and allows you to spend more time with family, plus skipping the daily commute! On the surface, it can seem like the ideal working situation, however losing a workplace can have a detrimental effect on our health. One of the biggest problems we face from working at home is inactivity. With no need to leave the house and the winter months being upon us, finding the motivation to go out for a walk is tricky, especially when it’s dark in the mornings and afternoons. Plus, our main reaction to a busy workload is to sit for as long as possible until the task is done… then before you know it, hours have gone by and you haven’t moved from your chair.
Sitting for long periods at your desk can lead to some serious health complications. Sitting can have short- and long-term effects on both your health and body, and this lack of activity can also have a direct impact on your work performance and engagement levels. Daily exercise is proven to increase energy, productivity and creativity, whilst reducing stress and negative thoughts. If you feel like you aren’t getting the exercise that not only keeps you healthy and in shape, but also boosts your endorphins and relieves stress, you are definitely not alone.
Hands up if you can relate to long periods of inactivity, sat slumped over your desk or work station, staring at a computer screen without moving your body in a meaningful way?! Based upon several ‘yes’ responses we’ve designed some stretching, muscle-strengthening and short stints of aerobic exercises that you can do right at your desk; helping you to keep moving and decompress. These quick exercises can make a big difference in maintaining your health and overall wellbeing!
These exercise routines are designed for those who are busy working and are unable to find time for a normal exercise plan. LRG on Demand’s desk-based workout routines aim to keep you moving and help calm your mind when you need it most. Just remember, the main goal is to keep moving!