How do we stay active at work? We can walk more, stand up when we have been sitting too long and even exercise while sitting in the office.
So you’re stuck behind a desk for nine hours a day. How are you going to be more active? You just read
7 Reasons to Stop Sitting for Long Periods and is thinking that your sedentary job is preventing you from getting active. You’ve got the urge to move—but not much space.
Here’s good news: You’re movable in your cubicle! Simply make a list of exercises to do in the office and do them regularly! Physical activity has plenty of health benefits which includes boosting your mental health!
Here’s How To Exercise When You Have No Time
There is no need to feel constrained by the limited space or your office attire—there are still many opportunities for a mini-workout or strengthening activities right where you are. You
can get your blood circulating and maintain muscle tone without breaking a sweat.
It’s not hard either—exercise is easily incorporated into your usual work activities.
First, walk more. Clock your steps to achieve better health. Get up for some face-to-face conversations with your colleagues at the other side of the office, instead of communicating through the phone or messenger. Use the stairs instead of the lift. Walk to the pantry for a fresh cup of tea or to top up your water bottle.
Stand moreBid farewell to your food coma! Standing after a meal would help return your blood sugar level to normal more quickly. Furthermore, you actually burn more calories standing compared to sitting.
 have shown that exercise is “a critical and consistent element of modern effective stress reduction”, so you’re already on the right path to a healthier body and mind.
No Time Exercise? No Problem!
Who says that four-foot space isn’t good enough for some serious muscle-building? Try these muscle-strengthening activities to help you stay active and stay in shape. Best of all, these moves are so discreet, you won’t be attracting unwanted attention from other office workers.
Show the office you mean business when it comes to keeping fit. Your positive attitude could even inspire a couple of other office workers, and before you know it, you’d have founded an office fitness group to engage in regular physical activity!
Step away from your desk for an exercise break instead of a tea break. If you’re too self-conscious to be swinging your arms in your cubicle, look for an empty meeting room or a conference room. Here are 5 higher intensity activities that will help you stay in shape!
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