Exercise while you watch TV, play games or work on your laptop
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I am not saying you have to quit your job but sometimes working can be a very unhealthy way to spend the day. If you add up the time you spend sleeping, eating, sitting while commuting to work, sitting at work, commuting home from work and sitting to relax in the evenings, that’s one pile of sitting.
Under desk exercise.
Try taking the stairs to your office, an if it so happens that you work on the 50th floor – you may want to build up to this, so get off the elevator a couple of floors down. If you are on the first floor then just for the heck of it go visit someone upstairs a couple times during the day. You can grab a file off your desk and look like you have important business to attend to as you head for the stairwell.
Exercise equipment for the office,
When stuck at your desk for long periods even something as small as squeezing a stress ball for a minute or so can get the blood flowing and exercise your forearms. By using your hand muscles you even can help to combat the onset of arthritis and combat carpel tunnel. If you are really interested in cool exercise equipment for office check out this hand exercising gizmo.
Addresses the problem of inactivity at work head on; if you are really feeling like shaking things up consider walking at your desk. Instead of sitting at the traditional style of workstation check out this Walkstation.
Exercise ball desk chair
Consider replacing your chair for part of the day with an exercise ball, or have a look at the chairs made for exercise balls These chairs help to strengthen your abs and back and maintain a proper posture.
While seated there is a lot you can do to get your blood pumping even without office exercise equipment
- Lift feet off the floor and rotate your ankles, first left then right. Make circles with your toes in the air.
- Then with your feet flat lift your heals off the floor, hold for15 seconds then place your feet flat again.
- Now with heals still on the floor, lift our toes in the air and point them towards the ceiling as high as you can while leaving your heals on the floor.
- While seated, back straight lift one knee off the chair a few inches and hold in the air for 20 seconds. Then do the other leg.
To ensure you keep a good circulation going through your legs throughout the day, get up each hour to move for a few minutes. Use the restroom on another floor and take the stairs. Do some jumping jacks, touch your toes, maybe keep a set of dumbbells in your drawer or on the floor. Take some deep breaths and do some squats or high knee marching in place. You can do all this while you are returning phone calls or reading a report, and if anyone stares at you – stare back.
Office exercise machines
You really can add walking to your work day by taking the bus one stop further away from your house or get off one or two stops early. To measure your progress use a pedometer and keep track of how many steps you take. Aim for 10,000 or more steps a day.
Start an office pool of most innovative ideas for ‘fitting it in’ during your work day.
If you need to, become addle minded by “forgetting” things in your car so you have to get up an go find it – and take the stairs. If you suddenly jump up and cry “oh my goodness” and go running out the door – no one will question you on the importance of what you had to go and get.
Get a headset for your phone so you can move around while you talk. You can be pumping your dumbbells or using your resistance bands, or any number of easy exercises.
Adding short bouts of exercise throughout the day will help you reduce stress, burn calories, pump your blood and improve oxygen intake.
Take your lunch in the park, or walk around the block a few times on your lunch break – even if all you have is ten minutes it’s better than nothing.
Take the lead, get your whole office involved and don’t forget to include the boss. You could have your own lunchtime fitness fiesta by plugging in an instructional DVD and play it on the office intranet so everyone can get involved at the same time.
Maybe you need to trick yourself into exercising. Do you notice that in the mornings your intention of being a healthy person seems to be at it’s strongest? Have you ever said to yourself, “I’ll stop by the gym on the way home” and it never happens? Try this – on the way to work stop at the gym and put your gym bag and house keys in a locker and lock them up. You will at least have to come back to the gym and getting there is 80 percent of the motivation you will need.
On a final note – if you are on the quest to lose weight and you think you might be a little more motivated and excited if you had a really cool way of keeping track of your progress, check this out – Wi Fi Wireless Scale –
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