Adding More Movement to Your Day
You wake up, go to the office and sit in front of a computer all day. Your eyeballs are about the only parts of your body that are getting any exercise. You know you should move around more, but who has the time for that?
Well… you’d be surprised what you can squeeze into a busy day. Try these suggestions to get out of that chair and give your eyes a much needed breather.
Take the stairs. You’ll get some exercise, save some time and avoid being crammed into an elevator. What’s not to like?
Park and walk. Instead of circling around like a vulture waiting for that perfect parking space to open near the door, take the opportunity to do a little walking.
Get a sit-to-stand Desk. Standing rather than sitting may not seem like much, but it can help prevent cramping, stiff muscles and back problems that chronic chair-sitters experience. According to one study it may also lower your blood sugar and surprisingly… burn more calories.
Deskercise. You don’t need a full-fledged gym to add some movement to your day. Here are some exercises you can try even if you’re tethered to a phone for hours at a time.
Volunteer. The meeting’s about to start, but someone needs to go down to the printer on the next floor to get the sales reports you’re going to be reviewing. Volunteer to go get them. Within reason, volunteer for anything that gets you up and moving around.
Most of all, commit to move. It only takes a few minutes of your day, and even a few little things each day can add up to a big difference into your health.