I work entirely from home and my job is totally sedentary.
I spend approximately eight hours per day sitting at my desk and typing on a computer.
Adding in some physical activity to my routine is essential to my health. The closest gym or fitness center to my home is a forty minute drive. I don’t have the time to donate to the commute. I have figured out ways to handle my exercise program on my own. I start my day with an hour-long workout every morning. Although I sometimes feel sluggish and unmotivated when I begin exercising, I always feel better afterward. It feels wonderful to stretch my muscles, rotate my joints and loosen up my body with a thorough warm up. I don’t know how people get through their day or go through life without stretching. It helps me to combat regular aches, pains and stiffness. I then move on to a minimum of thirty minutes of cardio. I might go for a six-mile run, jump rope or go through high intensity exercises such as burpees, mountain climbers and various jumps. If I need to give my joints a rest from the hard impact, I ride my bike. I then move onto strength training. I vary between using hand weights, resistance bands and my own body weight. I always include plank holds, lunges, squats and abdominal crunches in the workout. I focus on exercises that work on range of motion, stamina and balance. I finish with a cool down that includes a deeper stretch. I hold splits with each leg and a straddle position. I take the time to breathe deeply and focus on positive thoughts. Because of my daily workout, I’m happier, healthier and more productive. I partner my dedicated fitness regimen with healthy eating.
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