Do you work from home? Are you finding that it’s hard to eat right and stay active? Here are some tips to help make a difference in your day.
Ever since I started working full-time from home, I’ve been developing a routine to stay active and make sure that I am eating healthy. Here are a few of the tips I’ve learned along the way.
Break up your tasks with something active
When your job is almost entirely on your computer like mine, it can be easy to end up sitting for hours on end. I try to make a point to get up and move at least every thirty minutes, even if it’s just to refill my water glass.
One of my favorite things about working from home is that it means I have more time to keep my house clean and cook dinner. I often break up my work tasks with folding laundry, sweeping or running errands.
If you keep junk food in the house, chances are you are going to reach for it when you get hungry. Instead, I keep healthy snacks in the house like these Perfectly Simple bars. It’s a filling snack since each bar contains 10 grams of protein. My favorite one is the Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk bar since it gives me a little chocolate fix.
You can also stock up on fresh fruit and veggies to munch on whenever you need a snack. I try to keep smoothie ingredients in the house, too, so that I can blend a healthy snack.
Working at home by myself can get pretty monotonous sometimes. The day would feel so long if I didn’t do something to break it up! To do this, I take a break during the middle of my day to go to the gym. It’s a chance to get out of the house and work up a sweat.
If you are able to be flexible with your schedule, this is a great way to recharge for the rest of your work day. If you don’t have a gym membership, you could try going for a walk or bike ride, or doing a workout video.
Set Healthy Goals
I am a very goal-oriented person, so setting healthy goals makes a big difference for me. For example, I recently got a Fitbit and have a goal to walk 10,000 steps a day. Being able to check my Fitbit and see where I’m at motivates me to move more.
You could also set a goal to drink a certain number of glasses of water, or do a certain number of squats or pushups in between your tasks.
What are some of the ways you stay healthy and active when you work from home?