Here are three simple ways to incorporate getting your exercise in during your weekly desk jobs. Being able to find thirty minutes out of one's day to move your body means you will meet the minimum recommendation for exercise! These thirty minutes do not have to be consecutive just important to get them in. We all have thirty minutes, let me help you get stay active with these easy tips.
First, if your office has stairs, ALWAYS use them. This is a great way to get your heart pumping and your muscles moving. Waking up your cardiovascular system can help boost your energy throughout your day and relieve stress. Stairs are very underrated, your hips, glutes, hamstrings and thighs all work very hard to get your booty up those things! Not only that, you are burning 2-3 times more calories than you would just walking.
Second, walk every chance you get. While it is easy to get sucked into our computers our bodies are taking one for the team. Sitting for that long slows down our metabolism and tightens our muscles around our hips. Therefore, we associate a lot of back problems to desk jobs, so here’s a hint: don’t sit for so long! A great way to keep yourself accountable is to make sure every hour you get up and walk around. You could even trick yourself into doing this by not filling your water bottle all the way, so you must refill it more often. Another great way to get your walking in is to walk to lunch instead of driving. Taking breaks from the office and getting outside will help with not only your physical self but mentally as well.
Finally, instead of picking up or ordering food, cook! Cooking is a great way to get your physical activity in. Cooking involves you to be standing and moving around the kitchen. Also, home cooked food is healthier than majority of foods ordered in. Also, it is good for the soul!
Make the most of your day and incorporate these little tips into your life. Even by adding just one, you are on the right track! Moving your body is one of the most important aspects of living a long healthy life.