Staying alive during office hours

 

Do you ever finish at work simply feeling too tired to go to the gym? Happens all the time, right? Do you ever feel that you cannot stay fit, gain muscle, or lose fat because you are sitting at your desk for too long?

Here are few practical solutions for you:
1. Standing workstation – when you stand you not only up regulate your metabolic rate, but you increase  activity of fat burning enzymes. In addition, if you are sitting continuously for 2 hours or longer in the office, research has shown that you have higher risk of chronic disease.
2.Reminder apps – These apps can remind you to get up and walk around or do some kind of movement activity
3.Body tracking devices – By keeping  track of any of these, you can inspire yourself to move more and even engage in contests and social accountability activities with others
4.Walk as much as possible – For example, if you have a meeting, do not taking it sitting down. Instead, schedule it so that you are walking around the block with your meeting partner
5.Change sitting and standing – the most effective way how to use the standing desk is to sit for 30 minutes and then stand for 30 minutes and so on.. It is that movement between postures that is getting your metabolism going
6. Do not skip breakfast and pack your own food – If you are always in a rush, pack your own healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks. Do not go for fast food unhealthy option just because you do not have time to get something healthy
7. Drink loads of water – Drinking enough water ( 8-10 glasses ) not only helps you keep you weight but it is also golden for your skin and keeps you hydrated and focus.
 

GoFit completes Prague’s Half Marathon

On 7th of April two members of our GoFit team took part to the Prague Half Marathon. The race occurred on a lovely spring day of April which as one may expect highlighted the beautiful colours of the Czech capital. This year almost 12,000 people took part to the race.

A half marathon is a complicate race itself to prepare for. One might think that just because it’s not as long as a full marathon that it might be less complicated. Well, let’s make this point very clear. If taken seriously a half marathon is a very difficult race to prepare for and to complete. This is of course if you prepare properly with a goal time in mind and following a proper schedule.

The Prague one takes you around the loveliest parts of city centre. If you like fast paces, then this is the race for you. Barely uphill at all and pretty flat it is one of the fastest half marathons that you may be doing at some point in your career. Already back in 2012 the winner completed the race in an astonishing 58:47 which is still one of the fastest times ever.

The organisation, RunCzech, was as usual very efficient arranging for plenty of water stations and health stations alongside the tracks ready to provide runners with anything. Even this year the organisation provided for everything a runner could need. A truly great experience for a race which this year celebrated its 20th Anniversary.

If you have not yet attended this half marathon and you are looking for something characteristic, then Prague is the place for you. You will be astonished of where you will be running, close to Charles Bridge, the Jewish historical Area and all along the Vltava river.

The Prague Half Marathon is the first of 6 races that RunCzech organises in the Czech Republic. All of them are worth completing.

GoFit will definitely be attending next years one but in the meantime see you next month for the full marathon! More to come about this event!

In the meantime HAPPY RUNNING!