The more you sit, what are you at risking? Today, a lot of us are working from home, sitting in front of a screen all day long. How is your posture, are you stiff when you stand up? Office jobs require you to sit most of the day. You are seated upright in a chair, hunched over staring at a computer screen. Even though you are busy, how do you become an “active sitter” as it’s called.
It is so important for your body to get up and move throughout the day. Very little effort is required to do this. You get up from your chair to stand, stretch and walk around, no matter how short it is. This helps get your blood circulating through your body. If you cannot remember when to do this, set an alarm on your phone as a reminder. If your desk space is roomy, do a few yoga poses or a few exercises. No room, no problem. Use the stairs instead of the elevator.
Here’s another idea: a standing desk. If your company is willing to purchase one, this is a great idea. You can type, make phone calls, read your notes. While you are standing at your desk, take a walk over to the cabinet and put away your reports. Just remember if you get a standing desk, take it slow in the beginning.
Schedule a meeting in a different area in the office if space allows. What a great way to get exercise, clear your head on the way to the meeting. Instead of sending an email or
calling up your fellow worker, take a walk over to their desk.
Make sure you set time each day to work out. Maybe your office has a gym in the building or there is a gym nearby. What better way to destress and get exercise to continue with your day.
Written by GUADS intern