The Benefits of Exercise While Working From Home
Written by Yanre Fitness
Advice from the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) is simple: “Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health.” The United Kingdom’s National Health Services agrees: “Exercise can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer by up to 50%, and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%.”
We also know that exercise is good for our mental health. It can improve your mood and help you get better sleep. Exercise has also been recommended for helping alleviate depression, stress, and anxiety, among other mental health challenges.
For many people, the daily dose of exercise comes from the steps they take when they go to work, the stairs they climb when moving from one office to another, and their time at the company gym. However, governments’ restrictions, as a result of COVID-19, have meant that many people are working remotely in the last few months.
While working remotely presents several benefits, it is not necessarily good for our bodies. It makes us move less, a situation that may lead to weight gain, fatigue, sleep problems, loneliness, social anxiety, and other long-term health issues. Therefore, an exercise routine is necessary when working from home.
In this article, we examine the benefits of exercise while working from home. We present the risks of a sedentary lifestyle resulting from a lack of movement when working remotely and the benefits of having an exercise regime. The article also presents some suggestions on creating a home gym and making the time to exercise regularly.