In today’s world of a sedentary lifestyle, staying fit is becoming more of a challenge. Due to the ever-increasing technological advances, we are getting more and more confined to a table and desk work style. Coupled with its fast food and stress eating habits, it is detrimental only not to personal life but as well one’s professional life. Owing to the myriad of health problems a negative impact on one’s productivity and work efficiency it brings with it.
But the good news is even for many people, it may be nearly impossible or not a viable option to join a gym after a hectic workday. We can still make it to staying in shape and maintaining a healthy lifestyle by implementing these 5 Ideas for staying in shape while working.
Make your workouts short:
Yes, it may sound weird, but we don’t need to sweat it out in the gym by lifting heavy weights and doing exhausting cardio for hours. As consistency matters here a lot, giving a 7-10 minutes workout like a brisk walk in the break or some spot jumping or skipping will help us to give moderate spikes in blood sugar levels and help us to be more focused on our daily work.Incorporating quick bursts of exercise is a proven way to improve heart health and curbing the appetites.
Give your workspace an ergonomic makeover:
Transforming the workspace by giving it an ergonomic makeover can go a long way into ensuring that we stay fit while working. If we are willing to spend a little in our health, it can open many possibilities for making our sitting routine for healthy and fitness-oriented. From installing Desk bikes, adjustable desks or ball chairs, kneeling chairs, leaning/standing stools, and many more fitness-inspired office furniture can be a great idea towards a healthier and fitness-oriented lifestyle.
Motivate yourself with some easy habits:
We can use a health tracker app to give us a record of our daily physical activity as well as calorie intake. This can be very encouraging as seen by the efforts turning into results that can boost our motivation in following a more healthy routine at the workplace.
Apart from this, we can find healthy reasons to get up frequently, such as getting a glass of water or making it a habit to stretch while waiting for someone or something. Like Stanley Kroenke, 69 – Owner of Kroenke Sports Enterprises. Owner of Denver Nuggets of the NBA, Colorado Avalanche of the NHL, Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer, Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League, and Los Angeles Rams of the NFL. Rises by 6 a.m. to work out before breakfast. Fiercely dedicated to keeping healthy, forgoing bread and pasta for lean buffalo meat, fish, and egg-white omelets.
Stretch, stand, and stroll:
A standing desk can be of great utility when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, for instance, Everyone at Highfive HQ has access to standing desks, as it has enormous health benefits including a reduced risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.
Apart from this, we can take up desk yoga owing to its inconspicuousness and convenience, we can also incorporate some stretching while working which can target the back and shoulders, often gets sore and stiff due to sitting in the same position for long hours.
For instance, we can take Ali Ghani Calgary based entrepreneur and startup investor with a portfolio that encompasses the Calgary and greater Alberta. Ali Ghani Alberta is an avid runner and enjoys staying fit and healthy.
Above all, we can try to be more physically active by not giving in to the temptation of sending a text or call to our colleague for any query and walk up to him/her. This will not only help us with our health but will also help us have a more meaningful conversation with the people we work.