You may have heard that sitting is the new smoking.
Long hours at your desk may lead to a growing list of health problems.
If you sit for 7 or 8 hours daily, that’s 35+ hours per week and it’s so easy to get involved in your work and forget about your health.
Take a moment to review these 15 simple ways to stay fit at the office.
Sounds simple, but stand when you are on the phone or set a timer and stand for 3-5 minutes out of every 15. Ask your employer for a standing work station.
Stand up, stand beside your desk or behind your chair and do 10-20 squats every 15 minutes.
DRINK MORE WATER
Skip the colas and drink coffee in moderation, drink more water and keep your water bottle with you at all times
Not only will you stay hydrated, you’ll have clean, healthy kidneys and walk more as you make frequent trips to the restroom.
SIT ON AN EXERCISE BALL
Replace your chair with an inflatable exercise ball, you’ll need to engage your core to stabilize yourself as you sit.
SIT UP STRAIGHT
Maintain good posture when at your desk, if you are short, a small box or foot rest may help relieve pressure on your back.
USE THE STAIRS
Avoid escalators and elevators, always use the stairs.
USE ALTERNATE RESTROOMS
Use the restroom above or below yours and take the stairs to get there.
If you have a short meeting with a coworker or small group, take short laps around the office or outside around the building.
PEDAL WHILE YOU WORK
Park your stationary bike next to your desk and use it.
Transfer to your bike when taking extended calls or conference calls.
DO PUSH UPS
Start with simple standing pushups with both hands on the edge of your desk and eventually work down to the floor.
PARK AND WALK
Park as far as you can from work and walk.
If you have a multi-level parking structure, park near the top and take the stairs.
EXERCISE DURING LUNCH
If you have an hour, eat a healthy snack and spend the rest of your available time exercising.
TAKE A NAP
A short 20-30 minute nap during your lunch break may be just what you need to power through the rest of the day.
Every office has at least one unhappy, miserable coworker who would rather complain about their sad life than do so-
SKIP THE JUNK
Don’t keep candy at your desk, or sugary snacks hidden in your drawers.
Politely refuse the cakes pies, and “goodies” from office celebrations.
Choose fresh or dried fruits, nuts and similar healthy snacks.
Ngayon kahit nasa office ka pa, pwedeng-pwede mo nang ma-achieve ang iyong #fitbodygoals sa pamamagitan ng mga simple at madadaling paraan na ito. No more excuses, my friend! So, tara? Hagdan tayo pababa ng building later? 😂😉
(Photo and info from Google Images, HomeFitness Guru)