Your job and staying fit: how to maintain the right balance

Finding the right balance between doing your job and staying fit can be a challenge, but here are a few ideas on how to go about it:   

Everyday life

One way to maintaining the right balance between your job and staying fit is to make exercise an integral part of your everyday life, rather than something you have to bolt on at the end of the day. A straightforward way to achieve this is to integrate exercise into your journey to work, so make walking or cycling a part of your commute if possible. Once exercise becomes something you have to go out of your way to do, it becomes all the more difficult to maintain a routine. Make exercising easy for yourself.

Break up your day

If you spend a large part of your working day sitting at a desk, then step away from it every now and again; and do take your lunch break. Changing the culture of a work place can be difficult, but whatever the ethos of your office, remember you are entitled to a break. Whether you want to read a few pages of a good book or take a walk around the block, step away from your desk every now and again, and you’ll feel better.

Make time for you

Another key to maintaining a good work life balance is to make time for you, whether you want to attend an exercise class, go to the gym or take up a hobby – do your utmost to find some time for the things you enjoy, every day.

Turn off your tech

It’s all too tempting to check your emails and message at all times of the day and night, but unless you have formal out of hours or on-call responsibilities that are part of your job, it’s best to turn your phone and other technology off. Most things can wait until Monday morning. The more you work out of hours, the more your colleagues will come to expect it, so switch off your tech if you can.

Unwind before bed

We’ve probably all done it at one time or another, going straight from work or checking emails to falling into bed, but don’t do this if you can possibly avoid it. Give yourself time to unwind before going to bed, to give yourself the best chance of a good night’s sleep.

Get away from it all

Get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life by attending a fitness boot camp; you’ll come back refreshed and reinvigorated, better able to face the challenges you deal with daily. You’ll gain a completely fresh perspective on your exercise routine, potentially trying out activities you’ve never attempted before; and have the chance to give your fitness levels a boost.

If you’ve become struck in a rut or reached a plateau you can’t seem to break through when it comes to your fitness goals; a boot camp could be just what you need. There is nothing like a change of scene and routine to put a spring in your step, so swap your hectic lifestyle for sea, sand and exercise, try a Prestige Boot Camp.

So there you have a few ideas on how you can do your job and stay fit at the same time, we hope you’ll soon find the right balance.