You get home from work and you sit down to relax for a few minutes before jumping right into your workout. The next thing you know it's several hours later, you're still on the couch and your workout only happened in your imagination. We've all been there. One way to ensure you stay healthy is by exercising at work, which will also save you time and increase your productivity. Here's how:
Stand up. A standing desk can be a great way to get off your but. According to Fatsecret, standing for an hour causes a 160-pound person to burn about 150 calories. Standing can also help alleviate back pains caused from sitting all day.
Bring the gym to the office. It has been scientifically proven that regular exercise reduces stress. Instead of taking your lunch at your desk and working straight through, try to incorporate some stretches into your lunch routine. Step outside and walk for 20 minutes and then stretch again. If it is an option, try to get your coworkers to join in. Some small business owners have created yoga sessions during their lunch periods. Sounds like the perfect way to get your afternoon started.
Talk the talk and walk the walk. Exercising regularly is much easier when you have a buddy to keep you motivated. Being held accountable by someone will keep you inclined to stay true to your exercise commitments. If this doesn't align with your goals, try and get your coworkers to commit to doing a 5k with you. This is a great way to build camaraderie amongst coworkers, and to get fit. By turning exercise into something you do daily, you can eliminate stress and boost productivity, not to mention the numerous health benefits that exercise delivers. Find an exercise buddy and get started today!