If you spend most of your time at a work desk, you might have a high-risk job. This may seem strange to you but sitting in one position, stuck to an office desk, can really affect your health.
It seems that many of us get glued to our office for about 8-10 hours a day. This can be very harmful to our bodies and our minds also. What we do in office most time is exercise our hands while we are busy on the keyboard each day. Sitting all day at work desk can cause brain hibernation. We need to engage in activity to keep our blood flowing and make us active. Below, we will be discussing the top tips for staying active at an office job.
Stairs are an added advantage
If you’re working in an office with stairs, then it’s good you use them instead of taking the lift at work. Up and down movement in stairs will help increase your heart rate and circulate blood together. This prevents you from getting tired easily, boost your thinking ability and decision making. Also, it prevents you from idleness in the office.
Take a walk when it’s lunchtime
Outdoor walking helps reduce cortisol level, which is the stress hormone that can add some inches to your waistline and expose you to the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease. When you take a walk during lunch time, you will find out that instead of feeling sleepy because you ate much during lunch, you will feel rejuvenated and prepared to face the rest of the challenges of the day.
Set alarms for a reminder
Set a reminder on your desk that reminds you how often you need to get up and stretch your body. In addition, it also helps in keeping blood flow and will make you get an improved productivity throughout the day. It is important you stretch your body every one hour and 30 minutes.
Seating all day in front of a computer can be hard on your body, mostly on your posture. So, create a space in your office where you can sometimes stand while working on your computer.
Always drink water
You might think this is just a simple point that everyone knows, but drinking water and keeping your body hydrated helps maintain an active brain and regenerates the skin. Try drinking 4 to 6 glasses of water each day and have a bottle of water on your desk that you can regularly drink from.
Take healthy snacks
Take along with you a small selection of healthy snacks to your office on a busy day when you do not have the opportunity to eat lunch. This will also reduce your chances of taking sugary substances.
Involve your colleagues
Organize a group walk at noon with your colleagues. You are not the only one in this situation, and you can be surrounded by people who are ready to put their walking shoes on and involve in regular exercise. Everyone can be encouraged to stay in shape and maintain health, and this can improve office friendship.
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Sarah is part of the Team ELC and she helps people discover what makes their life happy, meaningful, and full of ease. She is a writer, meditator and loves painting, an art she happily gets to practice a lot in her spare time.