Tips on how to stay active with an office job!
How long do you actually sit down each day? For some of us, it is 12-14 hours per day, we get up, eat breakfast sat down, drive to work sat down, sit in our office chair for our 8-hour shift, have lunch sat down then go home and relax on the couch for 2-3 hours before going to bed.
Does that sound like you? Yes, well your not alone but I wanted to help you with a few ideas to keep you moving throughout your day that will add up to a lot by the end of the week
- Walking Meetings - You have a meeting that you don’t need to take too many notes so instead of sitting down over a coffee and cake, go for a walk and discuss what you need to while increasing your activity. This is very common now and while the weather is good to get out and get some Vitamin D.
- Set a timer for stretch breaks - Picture this you're sat down staring at your computer, you have been for the last 10 minutes and you are really just moving the mouse around. Get up and have a few minutes break, do some breathing exercises, box breathing or have a light stretch.
- Park further away from your destination - If you travel to meetings, to a store or basically anywhere you need to drive to park a little bit further away. It is really that simple, even if you add just a few hundred steps each day over the space of a week it will add up. If you have a few meetings per day then you could add a thousand steps. Over the week that could be a whole days worth of walking for you.
These are just three small actions you can take each day to help stay active. We are trying to go from nothing to a marathon each morning, we just want to go from nothing to something, then we can build from there.
Try some of these next week.