How to Burn Calories While Working from Home

When you work from home, you often have a more flexible schedule and a greater ability to get up and move around while you work. Although you’re likely sitting at a desk for most of your day, you can still adapt your routine in order to burn calories during your workday. Take a look at these tips for burning calories while working from home. Lady stretching in an office to burn calories.

Take Exercise and Stretch Breaks

Every hour or so, you should get up to stretch, walk around, or do some simple exercises. For instance, you could fit in a few reps with your hand weights, get in a few plank exercises, or stretch to avoid stiff muscles, aches, and pains. 

Use an Under Desk Walking Pad or Fitness Ball

An under-desk walking pad can help you get some steps in while you work. This may not burn a ton of calories, but it can improve your circulation and heart rate and prevent stiff, aching muscles. Sitting on a fitness ball instead of a chair can also improve your core muscle strength and balance and reduce your risk of lower back pain. 

Use a Sit-Stand Desk

A sit-stand desk allows you to work while standing or sitting. Standing while you work will burn calories, even if you aren’t moving around. A sit-stand desk can be controlled by a crank or by pushing a button, and it can be adjusted so that it’s easy to type, read, and do other work tasks, whether you’re sitting or standing. Standing while working improves your circulation, increases your heart rate, reduces the risk of varicose veins and blood clots, improves your posture, and aids your metabolism.

Improve Your Work-from-Home Set-Up

At HealthPostures, we have a variety of products that can help you burn more calories by improving your work-from-home setup. We specialize in quality sit-stand desks and ergonomic office furniture and equipment. To learn more about our products, call us today at (800) 277-1841 or find a dealer online