Believe me, I know how hard it is to get moving in the mornings and especially while you are at work. With more and more research coming out that sitting for extended periods of time is bad for you (some are referring to sitting as the new smoking), it’s important to remember to get up and move every hour. How much you can do will vary on your workplace but even just getting up to go remove the paper off the copier or getting up to get your own cup of water instead of having someone bring them to you will help you get in those extra steps and give you an opportunity to stretch your legs and take a break from the screen.
Below are some ideas to get you started. We suggest taking a 10 minute screen break every hour but understand that is not always possible so even if you only have time to do 10 push-ups or 10 squats you are still getting some extra movement in! Try something new each hour! It might be best to even set an alarm on your phone for each hour!
Below are a few more tips on how to stay active at the office:
- Get a balance ball chair or a treadmill desk (yes, they really do exist)!
- Park at the parking spot the furthest from your office.
What other ideas do you have? How do you take a break from the screen each day?
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