- Don’t sit on the phone walk with it!
Instead of taking that phone call sitting down, get up and talk a walk, up and down the corridor, a few times up and down the stairs or if boardroom is empty take a few laps around the boardroom table!
- Step away from the Computer!
When you are going to be in front of a computer for long periods of time take a few short breaks, go for a walk up and down the office stairs.
Get a nice cool drink of water from the water fountain and give yourself a good long stretch, be sure to rotate those ankles and get the blood flowing!
- Take an Exercise Ball to Work!
You don’t have to sit on the ball the whole day but research showed a vast improvement in both concentration and increased productivity at both schools and in an office environment where they implemented the use of Pilates Balls as desk chairs. It is also good for your posture, circulation, and balance.
- The Age Old Favourite- Take the Stairs whenever you can!
If you are able to always take the stairs rather than an elevator as it is good for you legs and buttocks, it also good for your circulation and heart.
- Concentrate on your posture and Focus on your Breathing
Keep both feet planted flat on the ground, suck in your tummy and pinch those butt cheeks, shoulders back and chest out. A good posture helps builds your core and strengthens your back and neck muscle which could also prevent pain in these areas that usually lead to bad headaches. Just in case you slouch again set reminders to pop up on your computer screens ever so often to remind you to straighten and tighten!
Simple changes to your daily routine are all it takes to start you on your way to a healthier fitter you.