Five Fun Exercises for Freelancers
If you spend your day staring at the computer screen at home as a freelancer, you need to find a better way to switch off than watching the news or funny videos online. You have to reduce the stress on your hip joints, lower back, and your eyes, as well. If you are looking for a fun way to exercise in your regular breaks, below you can find five great ideas to implement into your daily routine.
When you are sitting down for a long time, you will be putting too much pressure on your digestion system, and restrict the flow of energy in your body. A great Tai Chi routine can last for just a couple of minutes, but get you to focus on something other than the computer and typing. You can clear your chakras through Tai Chi, and get back to work more energised, stronger, and better focused on the task ahead.
If you feel like you are shrinking inches every time you spend hours in front of the desk, you might need some uplifting exercise. There are several benefits of belly dancing, including improved posture, balance, and focus. At the same time, it is fun and fast-paced, rhythmic, and make you feel better about yourself. It is, however, important that you warm up before you would start the exercise, as you can injure your stiff joints trying to bend in various shapes.
A fun way to release stress and bad energy we build up during the day is face yoga. You are not likely to use your face while looking at the screen, not to mention that you are putting more strain on your eyes. Face yoga can help you stimulate the collagen production in your face, and it is fun to watch if you get a mirror in your hand. The good news is that – as a freelancer – you donâ€™t have to face your colleaguesâ€™ comments.
To give your spine and joints the TLC they deserve after supporting your weight for long hours, you can also try some beginner Vinyasa yoga exercises. There are certain poses you should implement into your daily routine, including downward dog and twists that will help you realign your spine and increase the circulation in areas that were neglected while you were stationary on your seat.
Headstands and Handstands
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When you are looking through career advice and searching for opportunities on AVADO, you can get overwhelmed by the information presented, and need to clear your head. A great way of improving your balance and brain function in just minutes, while stimulating blood flow is trying headstands and handstands during your breaks. Build strength before you get started to avoid injuries.
Whether you are a graphic designer or copywriter, your work day might seem too long and monotonous. Implement these short exercise routines, and you can improve your productivity and protect your mobility for years to come.
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