Mona Freund http://nesswell.com 2m 337
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Staying productive, engaged, and fit in a remote world is no easy feat. It’s easy to get distracted by things around the home, feel isolated on no-meeting days, or take less than 1000 steps on a daily basis if you work from home. None of these habits are healthy for you in the long run but how can you dig yourself out of this hole you’ve been slowly getting comfortable in?
A home gym may be just what you need to get back on your feet. Whether you want to lift weights, try out dancing, or want to get into yoga—your home gym can be anything you need it to be! Even if you just workout for ten minutes a day, getting your blood pumping will increase your focus and productivity at work, boost your self-confidence, and keep your body healthy and fit. Let’s talk about how you can set up a gym in your home.
Step 1: Pick a designated area that has enough room for your equipment or workout routine. Maybe you have space in your garage, your basement, or guest bedroom. Even if you live in a small space, carve out a little corner for your home gym.
Step 2: Plan for ventilation. Whether that’s a window you can open or a fan that’s blowing fresh air at you—make sure you don’t end up sweating in stale air.
Step 3: Create safe storage space so you can tuck your workout equipment away after your exercise and keep your pets or kids safe from harm.
Step 4: Think of your neighbors and avoid working out at odd hours.
Step 5: Personalize your home gym so you feel motivated to workout every day.
If you’re ready to take the leap and set up a home gym, check out the infographic below. The visual includes plenty of inspiration and tips on what to include and how to budget for your new space.