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How to stay fit when working full time
Exercising for at least 30 minutes a day can have a huge impact on your long-term health
But this is difficult when you are working in full-time job, and even tougher when you have moved abroad. Here are some tips for staying fit when you’re working full time in another country.
Join a gym
There may be a gym close to your work, or you could even have access to gym facilities at work. Many businesses now provide fitness facilities on site for their employees to use.
So, whether you exercise before work, on your lunch break, or before you go home, factoring just 30 minutes into your working day will have a significant impact on your health, fitness and overall mood.
Keep your gym shoes in your car
Small reminders can make a big difference to keeping fit. For example, it may be a good idea to keep your gym bag in the car, or at work.
If you have to go home to change and collect your gym essentials, there is a chance you will just stay there.
Cycle to work
When it’s cold outside, and you have a car in the driveway, it’s easy to see why many of us jump in the car to drive to work.
Driving to work is usually the easiest option in terms of punctuality, particularly for those with a lengthy commute ahead.
But if it is realistic, you could beat the traffic and improve your health by cycling to work. This is a great way of factoring exercise into your working day – even if only a couple of days a week.
Take your time
Even small changes can have a massive impact on your health. So when you first start exercising, it’s important that you pace yourself.
Commitment is great, but you don’t want to burn yourself out in the early stages of your fitness journey. Start by going to the gym a few times a week and, as your fitness levels improve, you can then start to exercise more frequently.
Take things slowly and give your body time to adjust to your new regime. Even taking a short walk on your lunch break can make a big difference.
Use fitness apps
There are many innovative and exciting fitness apps that are great for keeping you motivated throughout the day and making sure that you stick to your regime.
When you have a million and one things to think about, anything will help.
There are also many apps that help you to track your workouts and keep count of how many steps you have taken throughout the day.
Pack your lunch
Nutrition is a huge part of staying fit. Many people work on large business sites or at inner city locations, and so will be surrounded by a huge number of fast food outlets.
Taking your lunch to work each day helps to avoid the necessity of buying food near the office. To ensure that you don’t forget, always prepare your food the night before.
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