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Ways to #KeepMoving physically

Awesome Hacks to Help You Stay on Top of Your Fitness Goals At Work

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Recent studies have shown that prolonged periods of inactivity pose significant health risks. Some reports have compared something as unsuspecting as sitting to something as physically hazardous as smoking! What is surprising is that the so-called fitness freaks are also not exempt from the adverse health outcomes associated with sitting for hours at a stretch.
Even if we are generally active, we easily spend more than half our day being sedentary—at our desk job, while commuting, watching movies, or eating meals. Staying healthy while also keeping up with your professional goals requires a fair bit of effort, but there are a bunch of “smart” ways to improve your overall activity level at the office.

Creative Ways to Stay Fit at Your Workplace

  1. Ditch the Elevator
    Climb the stairs—you have heard that a zillion times and wonder how that is practical given that most commercial buildings are multiple storied. Office on the 20th floor? Climb 10, ride 10. Climbing stairs elevates your heart rate, boosting your body’s metabolism and guarding you against cardiac diseases.
  2. Talk, Don’t Type
    Ever considered how your fingers might need a break from all the typing you do all day long? Occasionally, take a break from and walk over to your colleague to discuss an idea or even have a quick chat.
  3. Set a Reminder
    Set a loop timer on your computer or phone to alert you to get up and move after a designated period has passed.
  4. Have Walking/Standing Meetings
    Invited to a sudden stand-up meeting? Make sure you don’t sit! If you are part of a conference call, use the speakerphone and walk around the room throughout the meeting.
  5. Hydrate Yourself
    Sometimes we mistake thirst for hunger and grab a snack or a cup of coffee—adding unwanted calories. Drink a cup of water every hour or so, and if you need to refill your bottle, walk up to the water dispenser furthest from your desk.
  6. Start a Fitness Club
    Is there an activity that you and your colleagues would enjoy together? Help them benefit from your initiative. It doesn’t hurt to be a good Samaritan, and the gesture works both ways—you will have company to accomplish your fitness goals, and the accountability will motivate you to follow through.

The goal here is simple:  Be consciously aware of your daily activity at your workplace and tweak your daily schedule to ensure you are staying active even amidst stressful deadlines.

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