Best ways to keep active while working from home

It's all too easy to spend your working from home days snuggled up in PJs and duvets. Here's how to stay active and exercise while working from home.

Most people’s first reaction to being told to work from home is “Yes! Duvet days, here I come.” And that’s great – for a couple of days. But with the current COVID-19 outbreak causing more and more people to stay indoors, it’s looking like a lot of us will be working from home for a lot longer than expected.

With many gyms currently closed, it can seem tougher than ever to motivate yourself to stay fit and active. But if you want to make the most of your days at home and keep your muscles as active as your brain, then we have a few ideas.


Best ways to stay active at home

  1. Invest in some home gym equipment
  2. Buy some smaller home workout accessories
  3. Start daily short yoga workouts
  4. Go fo a walk outdoors at lunchtime
  5. Do a workout DVD or movement video game

Home gym equipment

Just because you can’t go to the gym doesn’t mean the gym can’t come to you. Lots of retailers are offering great deals on home gym equipment ranging from treadmills to exercise bikes and rowers. This investment doesn’t have to break the bank either. You can create your own home gym for as little as £100 and many pieces are foldable for easy storage if space is an issue for you.

Dynamix T200D Foldable Motorised Treadmill With Manual Incline
Dynamix T200D Foldable Motorised Treadmill With Manual Incline

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Home workout accessories

If you’re not quite ready to commit to a large piece of exercise equipment, there are still heaps of great accessories you can buy to add a bit of excitement to your home workouts.


Yoga equipment

Speaking of maintaining a healthy body and a healthy mind, there’s nothing that better combines the two than yoga. The necessary equipment for yoga is usually very affordable and can range from the bare basics of just a mat to the extremes of yoga blocks, bands and straps.

Gaiam On-The-Go Yoga Mat Carrier
Gaiam On-The-Go Yoga Mat Carrier

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Gritin Resistance Fitness Exercise Loop Bands
Gritin Resistance Fitness Exercise Loop Bands

Amazon


Walking gear

If you live in the countryside or you can reasonably get out of the house without coming into close contact with other people, then you can still enjoy a walk outside. Treat yourself to a new pair of snazzy trainers or some super comfy leggings and bring your home comforts outdoors with you.


Workout DVDs and video games

If you need a little extra motivation to work out at home, then holding yourself accountable to a virtual instructor might be just what you need. Tip: If you don’t want to buy any specific DVDs or games, YouTube works just as well if you have a smart TV.

10 Minute Solution - Slim And Sculpt Pilates
10 Minute Solution - Slim And Sculpt Pilates

Amazon


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