Looking after our health and fitness is one of those things that’s always going to be important. And although we put our health and fitness on the back burner from time to time, it does not alter the fact. Health is king! And if your excuse for not being fit and healthy is your work routine, then here is your wakeup call. Because there are many things we can be doing to stay healthy at work. And we’ll discuss a few of those right now, so read on.
Stop Taking the Lazy Girl’s Route
If you’re the kind of person who always takes the elevator rather than climb the stairs, that’s a sign that you could be doing more. Just because you’re at the office that doesn’t mean you have to take the lazy and inactive options throughout the day.
Here’s a fitness hack: Alternate between the elevator and stairs. Take the elevator when you go up. And when you go down take the stairs. Maybe you can park at the rear of the lot and maybe take the long route to your meetings and the ladies room so you’re walking more.
Stay Health at Work with “Deskercise”
There are lots of tools and aids that can help you be a little more active. Try them when you’re sitting at your desk and not moving much at all. Deskercise routines are more common than ever and you easily can make use of these exercises. There are even little pedals that allow you to cycle as you sit at your desk and work. You might feel a little silly at first but it’ll make a difference over time.
Proper Protection is Your Right
It almost goes without saying that if you’re working in an environment that has the potential to be damaging to your health, then it’s important your employers are protecting you. Take it from someone who lost a loved one due to asbestos in the workplace. You can get legal help for mesothelioma if you’ve already suffered illness because of workplace dangers. And if you’re still working, you should take protections seriously and fight for them if they’re not being provided.
Always Walk on Your Breaks
Take the chance to get active and head out of the office during your break. Just don’t sit there staring at Facebook because you’ve probably been staring at your screen all day anyway. So why spend even more time in front of your computer? Get up. Go out. Start walking. Use that time to decompress physically and mentally from work-related stress.
Use a Standing Desk
Sitting is a big problem when you’re doing too much of it throughout your day. And most office workers end up sitting down a lot, which makes it hard to stay healthy at work. In fact, sitting has been labeled the new smoking. So see if your employer is willing to install a standing desk for you. These are much better for your health because they force you to be active while you work. Study results show that standing burned an extra 0.15 calories per minute, on average, compared with sitting.
Stay Healthy at Work, the Bottom Line
These are just a few simple changes you can make to help ensure you’re as fit, healthy and active as possible throughout your work day. And you can do them even if you feel like your job has you tied to your desk every day. It’s not always easy when you first start out to change your habits, especially at the workplace. But you certainly will master these new habits if you’re willing to put in the time and effort.
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