Since the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, the community has been instructed to carry out all their activities at home, be it school, worship, even work. With more time spent at home, more or less has its own effects, such as the emergence of anxiety and stress.
According to the British Olympic Athlete, Samantha Clayton, to avoid stress and maintain fitness between working from home, you need to prioritize exercise. It can also create a positive work environment.
‘Even though you care more about getting work done than doing sports, actually you still need to spend 30 minutes every day exercising,’ said Samantha, who is also Vice President of Worldwide Sports Performance and Fitness Herbalife Nutrition, in her official statement on Wednesday (27/5).
In his written statement Samantha also shared five easy exercises that can be done while working from home, not even leaving your desk.
1. Set an Alarm
In the main, middle, or end of every hour, set an alarm on your cell phone for a few minutes on the move. Either you choose to do 1 minute for sit-ups, 60 squats, or 20 times push-ups. Setting the time to rest from your work to make your body movement will not only help you feel stronger over time but will also help maintain your energy throughout the day.
2. Stretch Your Upper Body
Warm-up your muscles by stretching your upper body. Raise your arms above your head, stretch until you feel them in your chest and biceps. Stretching helps relieve stress and tighten muscles.
3. Receiving a Phone While Standing
Try to take a call while walking or squat, use this time to use the handsfree in your ear and move. Bend your knees can also train your muscles and thighs. Move forward by dropping your hips to the floor, alternating legs.
4. Sit-ups Sit
your stomach while sitting in your chair. Keep your back straight and your hands behind your head, then lift your knees to your elbows, alternating legs.
your ankles Maintain your blood flow by doing a few ankle movements to support healthy circulation.
Meanwhile, no less important than the five things above, you also should not forget to go on a balanced diet. Managing exercise routines, eating healthy food, and getting enough rest are some of the best ways you can do to get the best physical and emotional results.
Eating healthy snacks throughout the day with the intake of fruits, cheese, and yogurt will not only make you full but also easy to enjoy when you forget the time because you work all day. Besides, a balanced diet with lots of protein will make you feel full so you don’t keep on visiting the fridge.
‘Don’t forget that working from home does not mean you cannot cross the line, make sure you spend this extra time at home to relax and unwind,’ concluded Samantha.