Health & Fitness for People Who Work in an Office
- Commit to moving everyday. Research shows on average office workers are spending 10 hours a day in a sitting posture! As of June 2015, experts recommended us ‘sitters’ try to add at least 2 hours of standing a day and try to increase this to 4. Suggestions on ‘how?’ include replacing traditional desks with new sit-to-stand desks. If this is not an option, try taking calls standing or even walking in place while on a call or on hold. A tech-savvy way to help inspire this change is to invest in a Fitbit or App that tracks daily steps. This has really helped me reach my daily steps goal.
- Preparation is key when it comes to changing lifestyle and food choices. In order for real change to stick, real change may need to take place in the grocery store, then kitchen, then pantry, then when out and about, etc. If you are used to grabbing meals on the go, find the time to make home-made versions of those meals and schedule the time into your calendar to do so. That way you grab-and-go from your own home. After all, the more time you put into taking care of yourself, the more time you will have for living.