Get Active on the Job

Regular exercise can improve your mood, help with long-term depression, reduce your blood pressure and even extend your life. But the benefits gained from going to the gym, taking a bike ride or going for a run may not fully combat the effects of the workday if you spend it seated. The key to good health is to stay active throughout the day. Here are a few tips to get you moving at work:

 

  • Instead of emailing a co-worker in your building, head down the hall to see them. (Bonus points if they are on another floor and you take the stairs!)
  • Stand up while talking on the phone. For even more activity, you can add occasional leg raises or toe stands.
  • Set a timer and take hourly stretch breaks. This will improve your productivity, in addition to helping you feel refreshed.