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How do you stay fit these days? 🥊🏋🏽‍♀️⛹🏿‍♂️🥋💯

For developers, staying fit is as important as learning new skills in the market. Because most of our days we spend sitting at a table, staring at a screen. Though I tried my best to work out regularly sometimes life throws things at you that you can never predict and have to stop. But you can always start again. These days are good, as I'm back to my routine and working out, so I thought why not ask you all, how do you folks stay fit?

I'm personally into weight lifting and do running occasionally.

So How do you stay fit I'm curious. Tell me your fitness mantra in the comment section below.

and and and ...

If you don't, check this article to keep your eyes healthy, this for your brain or check out this Open Source app we created to Workout while working "Brogrammers". Trust me you will 💜 it.

Thanks, see you next week.

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Manpreet virk

I go for a Morning Walk 🚶‍♀️and also prefer exercising at home sometimes.

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jastuccio

Good old burpees!

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Mickaël

My nightmare !! It make me think to Insanity #ShaunT

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Sarthak Sharma

Nice outfit.

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Erik Lundevall Zara • Edited

Three letters - D-O-G.

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Margo McCabe

I second that!

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Sarthak Sharma

As in 🐶?

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Erik Lundevall Zara • Edited

Yes :-)

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Eric Butler

If my dog didn't have to walk around the neighborhood twice a day I'd barely leave my desk chair. 😄 He's the only reason I haven't gained 20 pounds this past year.

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Pavel Kovar

I was a gym person in past, but due to coronavirus, I had to find out the different ways how to stay fit and release some steam. For me, walking around works great. I have advantage of a great area 100m from my house where I can walk on fields, woods and be alone for a while

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Sarthak Sharma

Wow.

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Pavel Kovar

next to my house

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Sarthak Sharma

Lucky you. 😊

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Flowstate is an awesome Forem community dedicated to fitness if anyone is interested! 😊

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Lee

Yes! Thanks - I totally agree!! 😺

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saurav sharma

recently rejoined the gym after lockdown. Feels great to be back in action 💪

gym

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Sarthak Sharma

Nice a weight lifter too.

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Aum Siwaphat

I do exercise in the morning every day.
5 rep of push up and 100 for sit up at.
and at least 30 min for cardio (sometimes I run, sometimes I cycling and do body project youtube.com/results?search_query=b...)
I have been doing this for more than 3 years.
Due to the first year, I'm working as a developer I had never do the workout until I got influenza.
That situation teaches me, working out is an important task to do.

As a developer, I like to work out in the morning not after work.
After work, I personally keep continiue doing a long task and I don't want to stop it (Deep work).

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Jan Küster

Shadow boxing workouts (YT Sean Fagan) and when I warmed up enough body weight exercises (YT Mark Lauren) or resistant bands (YT Undersun Fitness). About three times a week. The YT Channels are good starting points but you better get good literature.

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Sarthak Sharma

Awesome

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relativelyrehan • Edited

I often go for evening jogging to a nearby park😇
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Der Sascha

Woha where ist this Park located. It is very nice!

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relativelyrehan

It is in Chandigarh, India. This city has many beautiful parks and forest area within city 😅😇

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Sarthak Sharma

Woah! What a beautiful park.

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Anshul Negi

sun salutation

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Lee

Well first of all this Forem powered community helps a lot - would love to see you over there!

I built a home gym during the pandemic, nothing fancy but a Les Mills subscription helps a lot

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Sarthak Sharma

Signed up 💯💪🏼

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Ryan Hunter • Edited

Covid quarantine really played a number on all of our fitness, as gyms are closed, but that's understandable. I've gotten success with adding 3 things, particular # 2 & 3 below which I can do while at work coding.

(1) I walk for about a hour at nights, when there are not a lot of ppl around . (I'm in a residential low crime area of Toronto GTA; I cover only one ear while listening to an audio-book, podcast, or music).

(2) I purchased online a standing desk; I got one wide enough & strong enough to support 2 monitors and a laptop. My goal is to stand at least 1/3rd the day while I'm coding. Cost me CDN$220.

(3) I bought an under desk mini exercise cycle for $99 online. I pedal at least a couple hours daily while seated and coding. Ensure you have a desk tall enough so you don't keep knocking your knees on the desk underside as you pedal; you will need a rubber mat to put the exercycle on to prevent it sliding away. ( See amazon.ca/Stamina-Products-15-0141... )

As best as I can I try to do burpees, pushups, and situps at least every other day in the mornings. Forgot to mention doing planks daily.

Also, I try to limit the carbs I eat, and eat more veggies. I try (but often fail) to get 7.5 hours of sleep per night, and I leave my phone and electronics in another room to get more restful sleep.

I currently Work from Home at the kitchen table, in full view of my refrigerator and pantry (very bad idea if like me you have low self discipline). During quarantine when my fully stocked refrigerator and I were "imprisoned" together for hours, my fridge "lost weight" and I gained weight. 😔 I now try to eat less, eat healthier, and workout at least a couple hours WHILE I work my regular job.

Hope this helps someone 😊

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Austin S. Hemmelgarn

I’ve never been super athletic, so this is something that has always been difficult for me (luckily I have a rather crazy metabolism that means I’m super skinny instead of overweight, but that’s not much consolation).

My current routine consists of two 1km power walks (I’m building up to jogging the loop I usually do instead, but not quite there yet) and some basic aerobics (squats/push-ups/sit-ups, etc). I’ve considered starting tai chi again (the various taolu sequences are actually a remarkably good workout if you do them right, even though you are moving rather slowly), though I still have to convince myself as I would have to make the space to do it.

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Sarthak Sharma

👍🏼

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Andrew Schimelpfening

Anybody else into climbing?

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Sarthak Sharma

Rock climbing?

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Andrew Schimelpfening

Yep, I climb in the gym a few days a week, and once it’s warm enough I’ll climb on real rock most weekends.

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Sarthak Sharma

Wow, that so cool.

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Matt Ryan • Edited

I have two 15lbs weights I use for strength training, I use them a few days a week. I also bike 30 minutes a day minimum.

Over the winter I put my bike up on a trainer, so I have been cycling inside while watching TV. I also try to plank for at least 30 seconds every day.

My wife has been trying to get me into yoga, so trying that out too.

Of course, as everyone should, I try and get up and walk around every 45 minutes while programming!

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Sarthak Sharma

This is cycling trick sounds cool. 🔥

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Rishabh Tyagi

Yoga & morning meditation help me to stay fit. ✌

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Sarthak Sharma

😂😂😂