It’s no secret that remote workers have a better work-life balance. Most have flexible schedules and don’t spend hours commuting. But it’s not all perfect. Although being more sedentary has become normal in all types of jobs, those who work from home are even less active than those who go to the office each day.
Improving mental health, helping with insomnia, and boosting self-confidence are just some of the benefits of exercising. Plus, joining a gym or taking classes can be a great way to get out and meet people. This will help fight off loneliness and prevent overworking yourself too. At clovio, we place great importance on staying healthy, and that’s why most of us exercise several times a week.
Here are some of our favorite workouts to make our heart rate go up:
Temporarily put on hold due to the pandemic, one of my preferred exercises is going to the gym. To be clear, I am nowhere near a hardcore sports addict. I prefer sticking to endurance exercises and would rather leave the kettlebells, dumbbells, and barbells alone. I enjoy running, ahem, walking on the treadmill, cycling on the exercise bike, and rowing now and then. However, I wouldn’t last even 15 minutes if someone else didn’t work out with me. I need to go to the gym with friends and, while chatting, hardly notice the time pass.
– Heleen, Partnership Account Manager
Alright, I’ll admit it: I’m a bit of a football maniac. One of my first memories is attending a match with my dad and completely falling in love with the sport. So it was only a matter of time before I asked my parents to enroll me in the local team and started playing it. Fortunately, playing football was even more satisfying than just watching it, and I have kept playing ever since. Nowadays – although I don’t play as much as I’d like to due to work and school – I still manage to get in some action twice a week with my local team, on top of the odd game organized between friends. Truthfully, it’s the best of both worlds for me, as I get to stay active and healthy while doing something I thoroughly enjoy.
– Micael, English Content Writer
I’m a pretty big person, both tall and wide, so naturally, I have a predisposition to achy bones. Back in my youth, I’d get my workout playing basketball, but that was a couple of good years and knees ago. These days I’m more into yoga since not only does it help me deal with the lack of physical activity that remote working involves, but it allows me to relax my mind too. It’s also easy to do at home, as all you need is a YouTube video or a phone app. The downside is that it’s difficult to keep up when you’re starting out, and you’ll probably feel like a truck hit you after every workout. But if you stick with it, the results will start showing in no time!
– Adrian, Romanian Content Writer
“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking,” is what Nietzsche noted. While I like to go for a walk to come up with new ideas or organize my thoughts, I also like to switch off and let my senses capture sights, sounds, smells, and the smiles of people around me. A walk right before or after lunch is the perfect way to escape from my desk so I can return to work with a refreshed soul. My beloved city Budapest will always remain my favorite place for a walk, especially during autumn. When traveling to new cities, I like to discover quiet alleys and bustling avenues as I navigate my way to a coffee shop to work.
– Sander, CEO
I now live up a huge hill. Not the gentle rolling kind, but a hill that when I have one of my kids on my back and am pulling the other by the hand, we overtake people in sportswear with trekking poles. At least twice a day, I go down and up this hill with my kids. Now, I’m not suggesting anyone has children for weight-training purposes but instead pointing out that exercise can be an activity or part of your everyday life. There’s often pressure to carve out fast, concentrated hours for exercise, but it can also be gently sneaked in throughout your day. Instead of lifting gym weights, why not skip the bus and walk home carrying heavy fruit to make a smoothie? It costs less than a gym subscription and sure tastes nicer.
– Saskia, Native English Editor