We’ve updated our Remote Toolkit to help connect our community of architects during these times of working remotely.

Exercise... or just move

Movement is essential! Set aside time for exercise and make sure to get outside (respecting restrictions). Going for a walk, stretching, or working-out is exactly what our brains and bodies need after sitting for a long period of time.

Things to think about

  • Add a morning/evening "commute around the block” to get out and stretch your legs for 10-15 mins. This also helps to separate working from home from living at home.
  • Join a virtual movement/fitness class that's scheduled at the same time every day
  • You’re perhaps not sitting in a normal desk setting or spending a bit more time working from the couch or bed. Consider taking time to stretch your muscles, whether using a guided app or just in areas where you feel you need it most
  • Share these practices with your social circles, and find a virtual exercise buddy. This helps hold us accountable!
  • Don't overthink how much time has to be spend, even 5-7 minutes to get the blood flowing will make all the difference
  • Look to your regular gym/studio's social channels, as many are hosting live classes on Instagram