Tips To Help You Move More At Work
Sitting frequently is not good for your body or your health. If your job requires you to sit a lot, you will suffer when you have to move more. Fortunately, getting more exercise is not difficult and can be successfully combined with a job that requires a lot of sitting. The tips will be simple enough for most people to apply, so please read on!
Take a Walk During Breaks
Have you been moving from your office chair to the canteen chair during your breaks? It can be different, especially if your motivation to get more exercise is at stake. You can also take a walk during your breaks. For example, eat your lunch before or after your break so you can walk comfortably and chat with your co-workers. Increasing your physical activity is not only good for your health, but it can also be a lot of fun.
Get Drinks For Yourself and Your Co-Workers
You work hard to stay healthy, and your co-workers will thank you for it. So it’s a win-win: you get to be more active every day by going out to get drinks for yourself (and your co-workers) more often. It may not seem like much at first, but if you do it two or three times a day, you’ll get a lot of exercises. So, if you have a lot of opportunities to go out drinking, extra exercise will be a plus for your colleagues.
Move More With (New) Sports!
Of course, sports can help you get more exercise, but what if you are not a big fan of sports? There is a good chance you haven’t found the right sport for you yet. Check out the sports clubs in your area, or look into a sport you’ve never played before. Maybe there is one that you like.
If you don’t like any of them, there are so many great sports out there that you can keep searching for.
Think About Where to Park Your Car
Is the parking lot at your workplace large enough? Park your car as far away from the entrance as possible. For example, you may have to move more to get to the entrance of the building. Vow to yourself that you will keep walking when you arrive and when you leave. It’s a lot of extra work. If you do it every day, you will have exercised a little extra that week.
Increase Your Chances of Walking in the Evenings and on Weekends
Walks are quick and easy, so you can get a lot of exercise in a day. You can listen to your favorite music or audiobooks while walking or even chat with someone while walking. It doesn’t have to be long, just keep moving. By doing so, you can maintain a healthy body.
Use the Stairs Instead of the Elevator
A great way to get some exercise is to use the stairs instead of the elevator. Of course, this is only possible if you are in a building with many floors and you are currently using the elevator frequently. Using the stairs burns many calories and uses the muscles in your legs. It is an absolute necessity when you are moving. So, use the stairs whenever you get the chance.
Bike to Work or School
This, of course, depends on how far you commute, but if you can, go by bicycle. This will make the trip longer, but it is a great way to get some exercise.
Not only is it good for your health but the mind as well. Riding a bike to work is also a moment to relax and think about yourself. For example, you can think about how you want to spend your workday, practice that presentation in your mind again, or start thinking about what to cook for the evening.
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