5 Tips to Get in Extra Steps at the Office
Studies have shown that getting 10,000 steps a day is a great goal to set in order to work towards a healthy lifestyle. Achieving this goal can seem rather difficult if you are an office worker who spends the majority of their work day in an office chair. Here are some clever ways from the team at Buy Rite Office Furnishings to get you up and moving in the office!
Keep your body happy and healthy by staying well hydrated at work! Bringing your own water bottle to work is a great way to drink more water as well as getting a few extra steps in a day. The more water you drink the more times you will need to get up and get a refill, not to mention your going to be taking a couple extra bathroom breaks too!
Say It Don’t Send It
If you wanted to ask your co-worker if they want to join you for lunch, consider walking over and asking them in person instead of sending them an email. Talking to them is a lot more personable and helps build work relationships as well as allowing you to sneak in a couple extra steps here and there.
Get A Walk In At Lunch
Depending on how long your lunch break is, you might find yourself sitting on your phone after you are done eating. A better use of your time might be to get up and go for a walk! It is really easy to include some of your recommended daily exercises into your lunch break by simply going for a quick walk.
Take A Stretch
Even though you may have an ergonomic office chair, sitting at your desk staring at your computer screen all day is bad not only for your eyes but also for your legs. Sitting too long is bad for your circulation, which can lead to health issues down the line. Getting up every hour or so for a quick walk around the office is a great way to help keep the blood flowing.
If you are lucky enough to live close to your job, switching up your morning commute is the perfect way to get a little more cardio. Weather permitting, walking to work can be a refreshing and relaxing start to your work day that can put you in a much better mood than that of slow moving traffic.
What are some of the ways you manage to get some extra steps in while at
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