It is easy to find time to get some exercise outside of work, but what about exercising at work? I’m not trying to say you need to run on the treadmill during your lunch break, but there are a few simple strategies you can implement throughout your day to enhance your normal movements.
Below are 3 easy steps that will help you stay healthy while at work:
1) Switch up your posture throughout the day. If possible, trade your desk chair for a yoga ball or a standing desk, or hold meetings and conference calls as walks. The extra movement will do you a tremendous amount of good. The Save Local Now headquarters often uses yoga balls instead of chairs. Whenever you walk into the production room, you are bound to see our interns, Sarah & Tracey (pictured below), bouncing around!
2) Take breaks every few hours. It’s important to leave your desk periodically and walk around. These breaks from your desk are good for your eyesight, your muscles, and your overall wellbeing.
3) Leave your brown-bag lunch at home. The best way to plan a walk or break during your day is to commit to getting lunch. Going outside and walking to a deli or restaurant will give you a well-deserved breath of fresh air and break from a hectic day.
This is our favorite step, because not only are you getting some good exercise, you are also helping local restaurants! Save Local Now is fortunate to be located in downtown Chagrin Falls, OH where there is a plethora of delicious, local restaurants. But even if your office is not within walking distance to some restaurants, just walking around during your lunch break will do the trick.