Life After The Commute
If you are one of the record numbers who are now working from home you might be wondering how you get your daily exercise done if you previously relied on your commute for your fitness.
Many Londoners can walk from 6-10,000 steps a day during their commute. When they work from home this can drop to a little as 1000 steps a day, which is a considerable drop in activity levels.
1000 – 3000 steps a day is considered sedentary with 10,000 steps being a well publicised goal for health benefits.
The thing is, you don’t have to do 10,000 steps a day for health benefits. By incorporating many different exercises at different intensities you can achieve greater health benefits from far fewer steps.
Fitness In The Home Office
The Rooboard balance board has been designed to be used in small spaces. It can be used indoors or outdoors and increases the intensity of the exercises performed. From full body training in a single workout to isolated muscle group training it makes home office fitness fun and functional.
Stability In The Home Office
Physical balance and stability while working from home is vital to maintain a strong and stable posture. Having a strong and stable spine with muscular functionality is important for a comfort and a pain-free work day.
Four exercises to test your balance, core strength, stability and basic fitness. Perform each exercise to failure or till the edge of deck touches the ground. This means you have lost control or form. If your trailing foot touches the ground while performing the single leg balance exercise you must either swap legs or move to the next exercise.
1. Single leg balance
Balance for as long as you can. Swap to the other leg if your trailing foot touches the ground or the edge of Rooboard touches the ground. Move to the next exercise once you have completed for both legs.
2. V Sit-up with leg lift
Sitting on the Rooboard keep your legs straight out in front. Using your abdominal muscles lift your feet at least a foot off the ground. Continue to failure or till you lose form.
3. Close grip press up
Perform as many press-ups as possible. Continue to failure or till the edge of the Rooboard touches the ground.
4. Plank with cross step
Starting in the plank position perform as many cross steps as you can as quickly as you can. Continue to failure or till the edge of the Rooboard touches the ground.