Skip to Content

Staying Active During Work

You may not have time for a full workout during your insane work days, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have time to be active!

Whether you work incredibly long shifts, have three different jobs, or have to juggle working & being a mom, sometimes there just isn’t enough time in a day to get a full workout in. I totally get it. Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do to stay active.

For me, I like to wake up early in the morning and get my workout out of the way. That way, no matter what the day throws at me, I won’t be forced to miss my workout. But if you’re not a morning person, even 30 minutes earlier in the morning is enough to get in a quick workout (at-home workouts count too)

At the office, there are plenty of ways you can get more steps in and avoid just sitting on your butt for 10 hours. If you get a lunch break, it’s the perfect time to take a walk. If your building has stairs, utilize those instead go the elevator, or simply take a break and walk the stairs a few times.

Reminders or notifications can also be amazing tools to keep you moving. By setting a reminder, you can get up from your desk and walk around the office every hour. It may not feel like much, but doing this 8 times throughout the day can really add up.

Packing your gym bag in the morning and bringing it with you is also a great way to stay motivated. Sure, nothing is forcing you to go and workout, but the odds of skipping your workout are much higher if you head home first.

The most effective “hack” I’ve found is actually scheduling your workouts as if they were meetings. It sounds really silly, but it works. If you’re someone who lives in your calendar, you likely never miss a call or appointment, so treat your workouts the same way!

What other tips do you have that I might have missed??

Share The Love

About Matt Rosenman

With over 15 years of experience in health and fitness, Matt Rosenman is the expert voice behind Matt’s philosophy is simple: no foods are off-limits, and a healthy lifestyle shouldn't be complicated or restrictive. As a certified personal trainer with a bachelor’s degree in Health Behavioral Sciences, Matt brings well-rounded expertise to his blog. From revamping classic recipes with a nutritious twist to debunking health myths, he guides his readers through the maze of fitness fads with science-backed advice. Featured in major publications and with a strong following on social media, Matt is committed to making “healthy” uncomplicated—proving there's no need for a cheat day when you’re enjoying delicious, better-for-you meals every day. Join Matt on his mission to simplify health without sacrificing flavor. Learn More