How to Stay in Shape While Unemployed

How to Stay in Shape While Unemployed

Whether you are trying to land your dream job, or start another career, if your priority is to know how to stay in shape while being unemployed, this article is for you.

While you are sending out resumes every day, you still need to make time for yourself. Working out will prevent you from feeling the blues and decrease your chances of gaining weight. Gaining weight can lead to diabetes or high blood pressure.

Here are some simple fitness tips on how to keep yourself motivated and fit while unemployed.

Tackle your mind and focus

Remembering how to stay in shape while you are unemployed can be a challenge if your mind isn’t focused. It will be easier to overeat and snack on unhealthy foods such as chips and soda since you are at home all day.

So, how do you stay in shape while unemployed? Manage your tasks each day in order to accomplish your goals. For instance, wake up the same time as usual and since you don’t have to commute anymore, make it a goal to work out.

Obviously, your main goal is to find another job. Make it a priority to send out multiple resumes a day and email any connections you have that might be useful in your career.

Make an agenda

If you are more comfortable working out in the morning then schedule that in as soon as possible.

After your workout, it’s time to send out some resumes and follow-up emails. In order to accomplish tasks, it is easy to make an agenda and as soon as you have completed them cross them off.

Creating an agenda will not only organize your day-to-day, but it will make you feel productive and accomplished. You won’t be thinking about how to stay in shape. You will just be doing it through the process of accomplishing goals.

Interval Training

You need a job. You don’t want to spend excessive amounts of time at the gym when you could be applying to jobs or working with Find My Profession to find your next role.

Don’t worry. All you need is a quick workout to rev up your metabolism. Interval training is a workout where you alternate high-intensity workouts to low-intensity workouts.

You can either do this workout on the treadmill, elliptical, Stairmaster or outside at a park. This is one example of an interval training workout.

Warm up:

30 seconds sprint/30 seconds walk

Workout:

  • 1 minute sprint/1 minute walk
  • 2 minutes sprint/2 minutes walk
  • 4 minutes sprint/4 minutes walk
  • 2 minutes sprint/2 minutes walk
  • 1 minute sprint/1 minute walk
  • 30 seconds sprint/30 seconds walk

Cooldown:

  • 10 minutes walking
  • Include Bodyweight workouts into your routine

A bodyweight workout will strengthen your muscles. And guess what? You don’t need a gym to do this. You are going to do each movement for one minute.

The workout consists of squats, push-ups, total body extensions, and mountain climbers. You can repeat the movements for three rounds. This bodyweight workout is effective in helping your muscles strengthen.

Several ways to beat gaining a few pounds while unemployed

The first step as mentioned is to keep your mind focused. When you focus on staying fit while unemployed it forces you to make yourself a priority.

Secondly, you don’t need to spend hours in the gym. You just need one-two hours of strength training per week, and two-three 20 minute training sessions per week.

With this workout regimen, you now know how to stay in shape while unemployed. But you also have simple fitness and know how to send out job applications as part of your day, too. And that will leave you with time to get coffee and meet with future employers for job interviews!

 

Good luck!

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