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How To Stay Fit While Working Full Time

Working full time at a desk makes it incredibly hard to stay fit and healthy. It’s an uphill battle that can sometimes feel impossible. However, we assure you that it is not unattainable. To help you figure out where to begin, we’ve compiled a small list of steps that you can take to stay healthy, despite your immobile job.

Create Goals

Often times, it’s hard to make progress when you don’t have anything to work towards. Setting goals is the best way to ensure that you know where you’re going and when you’d like to get there. To do this you should start by creating a major goal that may be large but is also achievable. Once you have a major goal, then you can use Wanngi to create a set of smaller goals that you need to reach in order to attain your main goal.

An example of a goal:

 

Main Goal:

  • Lose 3kg in 2 months

Smaller Goals to set in Wanngi:

    • Walk 10,000 steps every day
    • Run 2km every week
    • Get 8 hours of sleep every night

 

After you’ve set your goals, make sure you’re tracking your progress throughout your health journey. Often times it feels like you’ve accomplished nothing because you aren’t fully tracking your progress. This can lead to you feeling discouraged and possibly causing you to fully give up. Luckily, you can use Wanngi and a wearable, such as Fitbit, Garmin, or Strava, to track your steps, calories, distance, and more. This allows you to see how much you’ve achieved each day and helps you stay motivated to keep going.

Meal Prep

Meal prepping is an extremely effective way to start a healthier lifestyle. It allows you the chance to eat healthier while also fending off temptation or laziness. Find some simple, healthy, and tasty recipes, and then start spending one day a week prepping your weekly meals. We recently sat down and chatted with science student Olivia about meal prepping and more, you can read that here!

Stand More

Research done by the Australian Government shows that sitting for majority of the day can lead to being overweight, unhealthy blood-sugar levels, type-2 diabetes, a greater chance of heart disease, and other deadly risk factors that can lead to poor health. With full time work, commuting, and sitting at home this leads to an average sitting time of 13 hours and 45 minutes. Those are some pretty terrifying statistics, so what can you do? There are a few things you can try. Our recommendations are:

    • purchasing a standing desk
    • getting up to walk around at regular intervals – every hour is ideal. Some wearables like Fitbit can remind you to stand up if you’ve been still for too long.
    • Standing wherever you can, such as on the bus or train.

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Find Other Ways To Get To Work

Finding alternate ways to get to work isn’t possible for everyone. But give a hard think about if you could potentially get to work in other ways. Whether that’s walking or riding a bike, even if it’s just part of the way. You can then use Wanngi and your wearable to track how your distance, steps, and calories burned from your morning commute.

Exercise In The Morning

A lot of us say that we’re going to exercise every day, and a lot of us really want to. But let’s face it, after working all day, you get home and working out is the last thing you want to do. That’s why exercising before you even go to work is so effective. It doesn’t have to be a full gym workout, but waking up an extra 30 minutes and going for a walk or doing a mini at home workout will lead to some amazing results.

 

For more tips and discussions on staying fit and healthy, check out our blog here. Wanngi is going live next week! Sign up here to get updates about Wanngi and receive our newest blog posts.