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Working from home? How do you add fresh air and fitness to your routine?

Many of us are adjusting to new schedules that include working from home, and it can be difficult to step away from your inbox to prioritize getting outside. So let's try to help each other - please share any and all ways in which you are including the outdoors in a work-from-home routine!

And if you're in need of some ideas, check out this new blog in the Co-op Journal!

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.
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I set up my camping chairs/table up out on the deck and eat lunch outside when the weather permits. It's kind of like having a little picnic every day, and I get to make sure my camping gear is working for when I finally get to use it "for real"!

Working from home has been OK for me.  It actually gives me a lot more flexibility in how I  schedule my day.  I go for a run or a ride every day, even before the virus, but now I can fit those things in to take advantage of weather opportunities.

There is also a National Wildlife Refuge where I sometimes run.  This time of year is prime for bird migrations.  I take a small "Monocular" in case something special appears.

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I have a simple routing while at home, some pushups (can do anywhere, anytime), some dumbbells by my chair (in my office), a walking treadmill up on blocks to elevate to a 17degree incline for hill training and heart rate elevation and daily walks, when it's not raining, because that's not fun, but forces me to use the treadmill, which is in front of a 60" flatscreen.

But still waiting for my industrial bottle of Motivation from REI since all my spring/early summer hikes have be cancelled. (sigh)


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My Labrador makes sure I walk or play with him outside at least 3 or 4 times a day. We take a long walk first thing in the morning and again in the late afternoon/evening. It clears my mind and helps  my dog too. I also be sure to stretch first thing in the morning, do stomach curls and modified planks to warm up. I feed the birds and monitor the returning bird migration as the new species arrive. They are all early this year.

@JZ2 any chance we can see a picture of this pup?!

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.

I bought a horse in February- I board him 45 min from my house and the drive up is actually pretty beautiful and inspiring- mountains everywhere. Going to see him gets me out of the house and there are trails off property so I can still get into “the woods”, since I live in the city it’s been a great way to have a place to go and I work out with him. I need to add back in some yoga (let that expire) on account of the expense of a horse but just bought one of those head stand stands for inversions and I’m hoping that having one will kick start my yoga again. I also have biked across 520 bridge (beautiful lake washington) and walk up and down my hill to the BG trail. These are easy ways to get exercise right out of my door. 

@Jenlove thanks for sharing those ideas! We'd love to see a picture of your new horse! In terms of yoga, I started a 30-day online yoga challenge that has kick-started yoga again for me...

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.

Thanks! Do you have info one your online yoga? I found that I can do yoga classes on my tv with YouTube and that’s easier than my phone or laptop for sure;) 

Ill try to upload a pic of Remington (Remy)...he’s a doll;)