Everyone’s routine has been impacted dramatically, whether that is primarily from the closure of recreational fitness centres, walking throughout the office, or even your commute to and from work. In addition to these disruptions, it is more important now to keep our immune systems healthy and strong when facing a pandemic.
To help you adjust, the WSPS has shared seven ways to keep your mental and physical health in check while working from home:
- Get up and move as much as possible, ideally aiming for 5 to 10 minutes per hour.
- Utilize home equipment, such as bikes, treadmills, or light weights you’ve had laying around.
- Get creative with your fitness routines. Find objects that can be used as weights or for resistance exercises. When in doubt, use your own bodyweight for workouts.
- Take advantage of technology. Set a timer to remind you to get up and move. Utilize the internet to find fitness classes or workout routines that best fit your comfort zone.
- Get outside and enjoy the outdoors wherever you can!
- Yoga and meditation can go a long way for your mental and physical health. Look up online sequences or see if any local studios are doing live classes.
- Challenge friends and coworkers for some extra motivation!
For the full article by the Workplace Safety & Prevention Services click here.