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Working out After Work: How to Get from the Desk to the Gym

Desk jobs are great for a number of things. Financial security, retirement savings, health insurance, and career advancement, to name a few.

But did you know that sitting at a desk all day can also lead to heart disease? Studies show that those who sit at work tend to have larger waistlines, which can dramatically shorten your life.

Working out after work is a great way to get rid of the day’s stress, build lean muscle, and even excel at work! Keep reading to learn more.

Find the Right Time

When it comes to productivity and energy levels, most people are either night owls or early birds. Knowing which kind of person you are can help you find the motivation to get to the gym.

Working out after work is a great way to relieve stress. But by the same token, working out also boosts productivity, so it may be more beneficial to get a quick workout in before work.

There’s no wrong time to work out. Find what works best for you and your schedule.

Make Working Out a Habit

Though we don’t always realize it, humans are creatures of habit. We find comfort in routine and best function when we stick to a rigid regimen.

You probably have a routine that you follow at work. But think back to when you first started. You had to fall into that routine.

Getting to the gym might be a struggle for the first week or so. But keep reminding yourself of your goals.

Within a few weeks (usually about 60 days), getting to the gym can become a habitual part of your daily routine just like your morning coffee.

Focus on Results

Let’s face it, when the workday is through, most of us just want to crash on the couch with a pint of ice cream. At the end of the day, it can be hard to find the motivation needed to get a quick workout in.

We know that working out is the healthier option, but it isn’t always so easy to choose a circuit at the gym over fast food and pajamas.

If you can relate, a change of mindset might help.

Frame working out like a task at your job. It’s up to you to deliver results one way or another and stay accountable.

While the hours of work it takes to finish a project seems strenuous at the moment, it’s so worth it at the end. Working out is the exact same way.

Bring a Buddy

Diligence and motivation are important qualities. But they aren’t always enough to get you to into the gym.

To stay accountable, you can bring a friend or co-worker. Training together is a great way to bond and can make working out seem more fun.

Working out After Work: A Few Final Thoughts

It’s hard to argue that working out after work can be tough. But there are plenty of ways to make working out after work easier, even if you’re struggling to find motivation.

If you’re looking to get in shape or have questions about gym memberships, feel free to reach out.

We’d love to hear from you and can’t wait to help you reach your goals.