Despite countless studies showing how sitting too long chained to your desk is slowly killing you, many people just can't seem to find the motivation to get moving more often. Reasons include not having enough time or not knowing where to start. To help you out, here are few tips compiled from all over the internet that might just work for you:
Standing Desks Did you know you can burn up to 40% more calories by standing rather than sitting? Additionally, standing can also make profound
changes to your endocrine system and blood lipid profile.
These reasons are why standing workstations are a much healthier option than simply typing away on your office chair. The key here is to ensure the desk is at the appropriate height for you. It's also important to wear comfortable shoes and stand on a soft mat for added support.
But be advised that prolonged standing can lead to the development of musculoskeletal disorders, especially in the legs, knees and lower back, not to mention increased risk of varicose veins. Most experts recommend a 50:50 sit-stand ration. Frequent Office Laps While you don't necessarily have to sprint, regular walking breaks can help by working leg muscles and improve blood circulation. Treadmill Desk
A combination of the first two tips, the treadmill desk allows the user to walk
at a slow pace while working. Desk Exercises If standing or walking seems a bit out of your league, start out by occasionally just stretching out while seated at your desk. Yoga Ball Chair Balancing on a yoga ball might seem odd at the office, but it can help engage the core by working abdominal and back muscles, while also improving on your balance. Go Mobile Think of this as being productive on the go. Portable communication devices like smartphones allow you to work from multiple locations around the office. Active Meetings Instead of a gym buddy, get one of your colleagues to join your office regimen. One way to easily add a bit of activity to an otherwise sedentary is conduct "active meetings" which involve moving around while discussing. While it might take some time to adjust, it's still better than falling asleep in the conference room.