While many of us have had to adapt to a new normal in terms of a daily routine, this doesn’t mean that physical activity should be pushed to the wayside. In fact, for those of you that have a physical day job, it can be extremely important to ensure that you are keeping up with physical activity while off of work or working from home.
For those of us that are used to be physically active on a daily basis while on the job, having to transition to a non-active lifestyle while abiding by a stay at home order and social distancing, the transition can be difficult. In fact, it doesn’t take long for for physical activity to be the first thing to go when adapting to such a new routine. However, keeping up with physical activity, even while not working, can make going to back to work that much easier. Check out the tips below for quick and ways to stay physically active, even while at home.
- Schedule a time each day for physical activity. This could include walking up and down stairs, going for a walk around your neighborhood, walking your pets, yoga, body weight training, etc. Anything that can get you up and moving will do!
- Although you may not be as active as you once were, stretching should still be a part of your daily routine. Keeping your joints and muscles loose is just as important as getting in a little exercise in.
- Eating healthy and stay hydrated. While being at home, it’s extremely easy to graze on snacks and food all day. Try incorporating healthy snacks and meals into your routine. Don’t forget to stay hydrated! Water intake will keep your body energized and ready for the day ahead.
“Take advantage of this time to love on your spouse and kids, get projects done around your house, catch up with friends via telephone, watch your favorite TV show, read a book, listen to a podcast, etc. but, don’t forget to continue to take care of yourself! Eat well, sleep well, and continue to keep your body moving so that you are ready to come back to work like you never missed a beat! When you sit, you spoil and when you rest, you rust!” – Carleigh Stone, Trillium Safety Manager
“When out of work, exercise daily and stay off the couch. When you go back to work, you will be productive and less exposed to say ouch!!” – Jamie Ellis, Trillium Senior Safety Manager
This may all seem like common sense activities but when you’re home day in and day out, it can be easy to get into a not so healthy routine. Simply try to incorporate a few of these suggestions into your day to day and when the time comes to return back to work, you’ll be ready to go!
The Trillium brand of companies is privately owned by René Poch and provides more than 30 years of industry leading recruitment and staffing services through its divisions including: Trillium Staffing, Trillium Construction Services, Trillium Driver Solutions, Trillium Technical, and Trillium Environmental. With approximately 100 offices nationwide and nearly 400 internal recruitment professionals, the Trillium brand is proud to be recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts as a Top 25 Largest Industrial Staffing Firm in the U.S., a Top 100 Largest Staffing Firm in the U.S., a Top 100 Fastest Growing Staffing Firm in the U.S., and a 2018 winner of National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. For more information please visit www.trilliumstaffing.com.