How to Balance Work, Family, and Physical Fitness

30 October 2018

We all aspire to have a healthy body—well nourished, fit, and energetic—but it’s not easy to achieve when you’re trying to balance a busy schedule of work and family responsibilities. When you spend 8 or 9 hours at work only to come home and have familial responsibilities to perform, it can be hard (if not impossible) to find time to go to the gym or even go on a short run around the neighborhood.

The irony is that making your physical health a priority will actually make it easier to balance your other responsibilities. We have a solution that will help all your priorities fall into place. Keep reading to find out.

Competing Priorities of Work, Family, and Health

At work, you’re expected to be on time, to be prepared, to carry out your responsibilities, and perform to a certain standard. And if you’re up for a promotion, you’re expected to go above and beyond your normal duties. Then when you get home, there’s a whole other set of responsibilities that come with family life. Depending on how you break down the division of labor with your spouse, you may be expected to get dinner on the table, to help kids with homework, to tidy up the house, and help put the kids to bed at night—among others.

So where do fitness and wellness fit into that equation? For many people, it doesn’t. Between work, family, and health, many people sacrifice health in order to devote their time to work and family. But it doesn’t have to be a “pick two” proposition. It is possible to balance work, family, and health.

How to Balance Work, Family, and Health

The easiest way to find a balance between work, family, and health is to bring your fitness into your work and/or family life. You don’t have to choose between competing priorities when you integrate the priorities together.

For those who can afford it, a home gym is an ideal solution to the problem of balancing work, family, and wellness. It’s an appealing idea, isn’t it? You can skip the drive to the gym and just walk downstairs to fit in a quick jog while the kids are napping or before they wake up. But for most people, a home gym cost-prohibitive. Exercise equipment is notoriously expensive. Even a single piece of equipment can cost several thousand dollars.

That’s where the V9 Desk Bike comes in. A V9 seamlessly integrates your physical fitness into your everyday routine. It’s a compact exercise bike that can be easily stored under the bed or in your closet when you’re not using it, and it comes with an attached desktop that allows you to multitask while you workout. Answer emails, take conference calls, or check your kid’s homework—all while pedaling.

The V9 has eight customizable resistance levels and is whisper-quiet, so you can pedal while the baby naps or without the noise being audible on a conference call. Your family can also benefit from the V9. Children can pedal while watching TV or doing their homework—the activity helps to boost focus, making it the perfect after-school activity. For grandparents, spending a few minutes a day on the V9 can help improve symptoms associated with chronic diseases, such as dementia.

Best of all? Starting at just $499, the V9 is much more affordable than standard home exercise equipment. What are you waiting for? Get a V9 desk bike and finally find balance between work, family, and wellness.