With the winter months in full swing, it’s easy to feel cooped up and lethargic when stuck in the office all day. When it’s dark when you leave for work and dark when you get home, it can be draining on your motivation to work out. If you don’t have the option of going to the gym or a workout class, that basically leaves you to fend for yourself on how to get that daily burn in.
It’s suggested that you should get at least a half hour of physical activity in every day, more if you are looking to lose weight. At the minumum, 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity 5 days of the week or shorter bursts if you are doing vigorous activity. This means doing enough to increase your heart rate and labor your breathing. If you are one of the millions of people on the Fitbit craze, setting a goal for yourself of at least 10,000 steps a day is a good start. However, if you are relatively sedentary at the moment, any increase in your daily physical activity should have a small benefit on your overall health.