You’re fortunate enough to be able to work from home. While that provides you with a little more control over the day, there are still commitments and deadlines to meet. That means you need to come up with ways to make the most of your day. 

Exercise is not something that needs to be considered secondary. Working out regularly helps to keep your mind sharp as well as benefit the body. That’s why it’s a good idea to invest in functional trainers like cable machines and other basics needed in a home gym. Once in place, you have access to a workout any time you like. Here are some of the benefits to this type of setup. 

One Day is Not Like the Other

Even with the most typical of home employment positions, some days are a little different from others. There are times when everything is routine and you are able to wrap up the day with relative ease. Other days may be somewhat hectic. It’s nice to know that your home gym allows you to adjust to whatever is happening in your work life. 

If you need to be on a video call first thing in the morning, it’s easy enough to delay your morning workout until the afternoon or evening. When you need to work on a proposal and have it done and on the way before midnight tonight, you can also easily reschedule your workout for later. Try doing that if you have a membership at a gym with set hours. 

You Can Work in Short Exercise Periods Instead of One Long Period

Maybe the nature of your day doesn’t allow working out for an hour at a time. What it will allow is working out 15 or 20 minutes several times a day. If that’s the case, work in several shorter exercise periods throughout the day. They may almost feel like breaks in that the shorter workouts help refresh your mind as well as work your muscle groups. Think of what that could mean for your productivity during the rest of the day. 

Adverse Weather Doesn’t Slow You Down

The first time you look out the window and see that it’s raining or snowing, don’t be surprised if a little smile begins to appear. That’s because you know there will be no trek through the inclement weather to get to the gym. Instead, you get to remain warm and cozy in the home while you work, look after the kids, and do your daily exercises. That home gym is never more than a few footsteps away. Enjoy those workouts while you watch the snow fall.

The Kids Can Join In

Who says that you have to work out all by yourself? Now is a great time to invite the kids to work out with you. While you’re lifting weights or using a treadmill, they can be jumping rope or tossing around a medicine ball. Make it a fun time for everyone and enjoy the chatter while everyone works out. Along with staying fit, making exercise time into family time will help build some memories that all of you will cherish for years. 

Look around the home and find a spot to set up some basic equipment. Once you have it in place, make sure that it sees some use every day. Even if you’re just beginning, it will only be a few weeks before you notice a bit difference in how you feel as well as how you look. 

Vicky Charles

Vicky is a single mother, writer and card reader.


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