The current situation is placing severe restrictions on our lives. Anyone who’s in a position to should now be working from home. For many people, that means they no longer get to bike or walk to work. Nevertheless, exercise is really important when you’re working in a home office. Not only does it reduce the risk of physical illness, but daily activity also keeps you fit and healthy.
Exercising even when working from home
So whenever you take a short break from work, it’s really important to get a small dose of exercise. Prevention management specialist Fabian Göring recommends you combine exercises for stamina and strength with stretching.
- Stamina exercises are designed to get your cardiovascular system, circulation and metabolism going.
- There are various strength exercises you can do to preserve or build muscle.
- And you shouldn’t forget stretching exercises, for example to stretch the muscles that flex your hips, to prevent them from shortening and causing tension and pain in the lower back.
Break time exercises
Fabian Göring has made a video showing the best exercises to do during breaks from work in your home office, and how to do them correctly:
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