Your 3-step guide to reaching your fitness #MoveGoals at home

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In shooting for the stars and taking on our career dreams, there are already a number of Olympic-sized hoops women have to tackle to carve out a name for themselves in the workplace. Pair that with trying to strike the delicate balance of finding time for family and leisure, networking, and staying active, the number of roles we have to play can cause anyone to feel worn out. 

But, pencilling in a bit of time two to three times a week to get active can really help manage stress levels, feel focused and refreshed, as well as keep your bones and joints healthy by stepping away from the laptop. To help us strike that sweet balance between health and hustle, iStore with Apple Watch is launching an exciting #MoveGoals Challenge from the 14th to the 28th of March that will allow you to virtually circumnavigate the African continent, along with the rest of the Apple community.

In the new #MoveGoals challenge, each time you complete an exercise on the challenge you’ll be advance to your next designated route. Unlock the challenge by syncing your StepSense app to your Apple Watch and iPhone. From there, participants will be in line to win exciting prizes courtesy ofiStore. And the challenge doesn’t have to be done solo – you’re able to join a virtual team to reach your #MoveGoals with support.

The best part is you can partake in the challenge as many times as you wish during its two-week run – allowing you the chance to extend your chances of winning and unlock added benefits along the way.

To get us motivated to take on this month’s #MoveGoals challenge, here are three simple ways you can make small investments into your fitness to help strike the balance between work, wellness, and play at home.

Invest in a reliable smartwatch or fitness tracker

There’s no better workout buddy and motivator than a trusty fitness tracker or smartwatch. Apple launced the new Apple Watch Series 7 which is perfectly designed to help you balance health and hustle with a few quick taps. The Apple Watch Series 7 allows you to track all your vitals including your heart rate, blood oxygen levels, and even run ECG tests, all while helping you stay on top of your work calendar, notifications, and exercise routines. You’re able to reap the fitness rewards during a plethora of exercises, from swimming to aerobics, as well as ensuring you’re getting quality sleep with sleep tracking capabilities. Having a smartwatch with these many features allows you to regain control in taking time to step away from the desk for a few minutes to focus on wellness and re-centre yourself.

Treat yourself to a pair of durable and comfy training 'takkies'

A comfortable and good-quality takkie can take you far – whether it’s around your yard, neighbourhood, or up one of the incredible mountain trails dotted across SA. A good pair of takkies can allow you to explore so much more during your workout breaks. Having a hybrid shoe that works for home workouts as well as outdoor adventures is a worthy investment and will have you and your soles feeling supported no matter where you roam.

One yoga mat can go a long way

Similarly, investing in a good-quality, comfortable, and long-lasting yoga mat allows you even more options when it comes to slotting in time to be active. Whether it’s just to take some time to stretch and meditate, take on a yoga or a Pilates tutorial, or do a high-intensity full body workout – you’re able to get creative with your home workout breaks.

These small investments can open up an avenue of possibilities when it comes to switching up your workout routines depending on the fitness mood you’re in on a given day. From walking and hiking to Pilates and High Intensity Interval Training workouts – you’re able to expand your physical activity options without having to traffic your way to a gym and reap the fitness benefits by having it all tracked on your wrist.

These three investments will also have you ready to conquer the upcoming iStore #MoveGoals Challenge all within your work schedule. So, treat yourself in the short run to benefit yourself and your health in the long run with these three investments.

Join the #MoveGoals challenge today by visiting https://www.istore.co.za/move-goals-challenge and follow the easy sign-up steps. Not only do you get the benefit of moving more, but you could win great prizes for achieving your #MoveGoals.

This post was sponsored by iStore and produced by BrandStudio24.

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