5 Ways to Get More Movement While Working at the Office
While office jobs usually lead to more sitting, there’s no reason you can’t be proactive about your health. No matter where you work, getting up and moving around will be good for your mind and body. Here are 5 ways to get in more movement when you’re at work so you’re not a desk potato!
1. Stand up
Do you have to make phone calls? Is there a proposal you need to read through? Do these things while standing. It engages more muscles than sitting so that’s a step in the right direction. And speaking of steps, if you have your own office, make use of the space by walking around while you do this simple tasks too.
2. Go the long way
Need to stop by accounting to drop off your expense sheet? Take the long way there. Instead of calling someone in another department, physically get up and walk there. The more steps you take each day, the better off your health will be.
3. Set an alarm to stretch
Those of you in creative jobs can use this tip the most. It’s all too easy to get wrapped up in your ideas before you realize you’ve been sitting for hours. Put alarm reminders in your phone to get you up for stretching once per hour.
4. Make lunch more active
If you go out to lunch, try walking to your favorite lunch spot. When budgets have things tight though, you can always bring your lunch and walk around for the remainder of the time. Even just walking for 10 minutes adds up to more movement for your day.
5. Take the stairs
More stairs means more steps, so take them everywhere you possibly can. This is especially true if there are just a few floors between where you sit and where you need to go.
Some people host walking meetings though they’re not for everyone. If you don’t feel like you’re paying your best attention, you can walk and talk in other ways. Chair yoga is another one you may find helpful in increasing blood flow during your work day.
Whatever the case, when you need to keep moving more, why not enlist the help of a personal trainer to get you to your healthy goals? In Your Home Therapy has personal trainers that come to you and develop a plan that will keep you moving and loving it as you do!