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How do you take time out for exercise after 10-11 hours in office?

Jan 8

Can someone share his plan? How did you find time for workout?
It's not that i can not find. I don't think I will have motivation to do that daily. Please suggest some fun things to keep yourself active. I recently started biking to work and it is fun.

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  • Google / EngBiggusD
    Why are you spending so much time at the office?
    Jan 81
    • OP
      Probably used to it from student Life. Have an internal alarm that keeps ringing unless I finish my work on my plate. I usually am a different person, when I finish up the project and am left unallocated for sometime.
      Jan 8
  • Capital One CapitalTwo
    Probably would be healthier to not spend 11 hours straight in the office. Where the heck do you work?

    Depending on your commute you can try walking or biking to work. It’s a great way to get some basic exercise in without having to go out of your way. You might also consider a walk or jog every couple hours to break up that long stretch in the office. Maybe a treadmill desk or at least a standing desk.
    Jan 81
    • OP
      Working at Microsoft. Have worked at Amazon and Uber before.
      Jan 8
  • Expedia QtWR60
    First thing in the morning. It is a matter of priority priorities your well being over work
    Jan 80
  • Microsoft / Eng
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    I do it first thing in the morning when I don't have anything better to do
    Jan 80
  • Amazon Rave50
    Run after work. Change in the building locker room. By the time I finish the run, commute traffic has died down.
    Jan 80
  • Microsoft RPsr00
    Stop working 11 hours a day.
    Analyze where you time goes in the office, throw junk away and optimize the rest.
    Jan 80
  • Amazon / EngChad🕶
    Mentally, it's easier to go in the morning before work for a lot of people. If you struggle with the idea of going to gym after long day in the office, then just start your day with gym. This allows you to get it out of the way and you won't have to worry about it for the rest of the day. Then if work drags long or something else comes up, you won't have to stress about skipping the gym.
    Jan 80
  • Nvidia monolith
    I go during the lunch time for an hour everyday. To compensate, I have lunch at my desk while I work which kinda enables slow eating as well.
    Jan 80
  • Facebook frustsoul
    Most directors would use an hour or two out of their 7 hour work day on gym/coffee
    Jan 80
  • Snapchat qQQv88
    Gotta also learn to not rely on your emotions to do things sometimes.
    Jan 80
  • Lyft / Engpc2fcs
    tennis
    Jan 80
  • Addepar / Engweeeeeeee
    If exercise is important to you, you will find a way to make time. I don’t know what the details of your work situation is, but it seems like if you’re working straight for 10-11 hours a day, it’s very unsustainable. Maybe try to reduce that down? If not, you can find 30 min a day to do some high intensity interval training maybe.
    Jan 172
    • OP
      What should be appropriate time you spend in office?
      Jan 17
    • Addepar / Engweeeeeeee
      Depends on your personal goal. It’s different for everyone. Is your career your biggest priority right now? Are you getting burnt out? Do you get enough sleep? Are you passionate about what you’re doing? Are you happy about the time spent at work? If not, try to cut it down. Reduce distractions and context switching. I don’t know what the “appropriate” time to spend because I don’t know what the requirements of your work are and what your goals are.
      Jan 17
  • Amazon 1700zulu
    Walking meetings if they are informal. I also take 5-10 minutes out of every hour for an ergonomic break and walk around outside. On a good day I get 10-18k steps in and an hour or two of aggregate physical activity. One trick I learned when I was in Seattle was to schedule meetings in buildings a half mile or so away once a day or so. Adding 1km of fast walking helps a lot.
    Jan 81
    • Amazon ChiknTikka
      As an added benefit, while on thay half mile trip, you burn calories running away from junkies hitting you up for money or trying to mug you. Yay Seattle!
      Jan 8
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    • PayPal venmooo
      How much are you paying for a trainer?
      Jan 8
  • Starbucks / Engbaked
    Make your commute part of your exercise. I intentionally fast walk 4+ miles.
    Jan 80
  • Amazon KHCr70
    I've been doing weekends. New years resolution is to add in two 30 minute sessions during the week
    Jan 80
  • Intel &&-9jj
    Workout before work
    Jan 80
  • Juniper scandeep
    Running up and down the stairs?
    Jan 80
  • Amazon broooo
    It also helps to have a type of exercise that you love. For me I love to mountain bike, so weekday runs help me get in better shape for the weekends allowing me to enjoy my hobby more
    Jan 80
  • Amazon broooo
    What helps for me is to go in with the mentality that my week day workouts will be easy. I start slow and then if I feel good I’ll usually end up doing a more intense workout once I’m started. I save my long runs for the weekends.

    You don’t need every workout to be crazy, especially when starting out. A lot of professional runners recommend that a large percentage of your runs are at an easy conversational pace, where you can hold a conversation. These runs are for increasing base mileage, and are a lot easier to get yourself started on mentally
    Jan 80
  • Capital One EXwk33
    Either first thing in the morning or during lunch break assuming your office has a gym and showers. If you go after work a walk is sometimes an easy way to relax after a tough day
    Jan 80

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