This lockdown thing has got people more sedentary than ever.
What’s a person to do?!
If you have a FitBit or other similar device, it may have a movement reminder that can help keep you moving regularly.
My FitBit reminds me between 7am and 5pm to take at least 250 steps each hour.
It’s a small amount of movement, and I usually get more activity in than that, even while at home, but it’s a nice reminder for the times when I’m heads down in my work.
Don’t have a FitBit or a similar device?
Thankfully in this day and age most of us carry something in our pockets that can give us a hand.
Simple. Use a reminder app.
There are countless numbers of apps out there, but here’s a list to get you started.
Android: Repeat Alarm – Recurring reminder
Desktops / Laptops
Windows / Linux: Workrave
Chrome-based Browsers: Break Timer
If you’re looking to kill 2 birds with one stone and set yourself up for both productivity and moving regularly, check out the Pomodoro technique.
There are a number of timers that are built specifically for Pomodoro, but any timer where you can set the work/rest interval can work.
Hope these help you stay a little more active (and maybe even a little productive)!