Health

How To Balance Work With Staying Fit

I am a working woman, and I let my mind run 24*7. Yeah, that means that I don’t stop running it even on the bed. But, at the back of my mind, I keep thinking about working on my body and fitness.

Because at the end of the day, the truth remains the same, ‘our mind and body aren’t separate. What affects one affects the other.’

Like most of you, I promise myself to start exercising from the next morning. And I do it. But, you know, starting isn’t the problem. Maintaining it is.

Then one day I read about Calgary-based entrepreneur and investor Ali Ghani Edmonton. In addition to his career accomplishments, Ali Ghani is passionate about fitness and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. He enjoys running, weightlifting and learning about nutrition. 

There are great entrepreneurs and business leaders who invest in their fitness and take their health as seriously as their work. 

What is stopping you and me? Why are we not able to balance our work and stay fit? What do we need to achieve that balance?

After reading about these great entrepreneurs and fitness experts, I have realized that you don’t have to spend hours in a gym or yoga centre. You can achieve your fitness goals by just modifying the way you work.  Here are a few tips for combining your work and fitness.

Firstly, start walking or cycling to your office. Of course not if your office is too far from your residence. But, people staying close to their workplace can burn enough calories walking down the lane. You will also boost your Vitamin D levels this way.

Remember how quickly you used to climb up the stairs in your school to enter the class on time. You can do that in your office too. At least the first three floors and then move up with an elevator.

You can do a one-minute push-up against your desk. Another minute triceps dips on the edge of a chair. If your office schedule is tight, find these little ways to exercise during the day.

Squeeze it on your lunch break. You can go for a walk before or after lunch, hit the gym for 30 minutes or play a quick sport in your office club. You will recharge for the rest of the day.

Eat a healthy and balanced diet, and don’t skip your meals under work pressure. If need be, prepare and pack your meals a night before and avoid binging on unhealthy food in a hurry.

Pick up a hobby or a sport that you like. You don’t have to exercise hard to remain fit. Playing, dancing or swimming can help you achieve the same fitness levels with lots of excitement and fun.

Now that you are working from home most of the time, you can still follow these tips. You can get a little more disciplined and consistent with your daily routine. You are saving time to travel, and you are always close to your kitchen for a fresh and healthy meal.