Simple Ways to Add More Activity to your Day!

Research has shown that sitting for long periods of time is hazardous for your health. Fortunately, there are 10 simple ways to add more activity into your work day and help counteract the ill effects of sitting.

  1. Park a few blocks away from work
    • This allows you to start off your morning with a little walk. If you take public transportation, then get off one stop early to add some more exercise into your day.
  2. Take the stairs
    • Instead of taking the elevator, use this as an opportunity to get your heart rate up and add activity into your day.
  3. Get up and move every 90 minutes
    • Set reminders on your phone or email to get up every 60-90 minutes. You can use this time to fill up your water bottle, visit co-workers or go to the washroom.
  4. Ask questions and discuss issues face to face
    • Instead of sending an email or placing a phone call, take the time to get up and discuss issues with you co-workers.
  5. Use your lunch break to move around
    • Instead of working through lunch take the time to go outside or even attend an exercise class if you have the opportunity.
  6. Stand up and stretch
    • If you don’t have time to get up and walk around the office, then remain at your desk but stand or stretch. The Evolution Chair Kit includes the “Just Move It” poster which has desk side stretches that you can perform.
  7. Pace around the office during conference calls
    • Put clients or customers on speaker or use your hands while on the phone.
  8. Do chair exercises at your desk
    • When you have some time actually perform exercises while at your desk. The “Just Move It” poster has exercises that you can perform on the Evolution Chair or with the stability ball.
  9. Hold standing or walking meetings
    • If possible and having a two person meeting, perhaps go for a walk when holding the meeting
  10. Fidget when you work
    • Small movements and quick exercise breaks add up, so when the day is especially sedentary add in a little bit of fidgeting.walking image

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