Stay Active At Work
In a recent study carried out by the Work & Health Research Centre at Loughborough University it was revealed that nearly 70% of employees do not hit the recommended guidelines for physical activity. The average worker will spend five hours and 41 minutes sitting at their desk per day and another seven hours sleeping. This amount of inactivity is not only bad for our health but also detrimental to our mental wellbeing. Dr Duncan, who led the study, says “put a post-it note on your computer to remind you to get up and walk around and talk to colleagues face to face, it’s a lot more sociable and better for you than emailing them.”
Boost Your Fitness Whilst You’re at Work: Top Tips
Sit on an exercise ball instead of a chair: It will force you to engage your core and won’t allow you to slouch.
Take the stairs: Swiss researchers found that taking the stairs can cut your risk of dying early from any disease by 15%!
Go for a walk, or even better, a run, at lunch: Not only will it prevent you from frittering away money but you will feel more alert for your afternoon, not to mention you will also feel delightfully smug at having done your excersise!