Moving and coding - Getting physical as a developer

Moving and coding - Getting physical as a developer

It is not a surprise that being a developer is a sedentary job. Physical health is just as important as mental health. I aim to get some physical activity every week and take a break from watching the screen. I managed to develop a routine and have hobbies that keep me active.

Reasons why exercise is important:

  1. Physical Health: Sitting for long periods at a computer can lead to various health issues, including obesity, heart disease, and musculoskeletal problems. Regular exercise can help combat these issues by promoting cardiovascular health, maintaining a healthy weight, and improving posture and flexibility.
  2. Energy and Productivity: Physical activity can boost energy levels and help improve productivity. A quick workout or a short walk can provide a mental reset and increase alertness, making it easier to focus on tasks and stay productive throughout the day.
  3. Creativity: Exercise can enhance creativity and problem-solving abilities. It provides a break from routine thinking and can spark new ideas or solutions to challenges.
  4. Balance: Work can be all-consuming, leading to an imbalance between work and personal life. Regular exercise can help create a sense of balance by encouraging you to step away from the computer and prioritize your health and well-being.


The biggest challenge is finding motivation when exercising. Working out often feels like a chore for others, but fear not. A helpful tip is to develop a routine. Start small and progress with each week.

Incorporating regular exercise into a routine doesn't have to be time-consuming or strenuous. Pick a physical activity that you enjoy and take a short break.


Before starting physical activity, check with your health provider for existing health conditions. Safety is the number one priority. To prevent injuries, stretch before and after workouts. I had an injury before and it was not fun. Do physical activity at your pace to prevent injuries. It is okay to take a rest if you are not feeling well.

Getting organized

The easiest way to get started is to use a tool to keep track of progress. Fitness apps and calendars are a great tool for organizing workouts and exercise.

Short, frequent breaks for physical activity, like stretching, walking, or quick workouts, can make a significant difference. By making exercise a part of your daily or weekly routine, you can improve your physical and mental well-being.


It's tempting to eat snacks throughout the day. I need to do better by stopping eating fast food and eating out. To help curb cravings, I created a meal plan. I like to look at various recipes and make them at home.

How I get exercise

Here are a few creators I follow:

  • Heather Robinson - Is one of my favorites when working out. Heather Robinson has a variety of workouts from HIIT to daily workouts. I like her free programs that are generous and can last a week to a month.

  • MYLEE Dance - A dance channel that focuses on kpop inspired choreography and dance workouts.

  • The Fitness Marshall - Zumba-style workouts that are under 5 minutes.

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