How to be Healthier at Work

With the average workday spanning eight plus hours, the amount of time spent in the office sure adds up quickly. Take into consideration commuting and you’ll most likely spend a good portion of the day sitting down. As headlines tell us just how bad sitting is for us, how can we make the workplace a healthier one? Let’s discuss.

Due to increased technology, most of us work in front of a computer day in and day out. For this exact reason, becoming more active in the workplace is and will continue to be a challenge. In addition to keeping up with your regular fitness routine, adding a little bit of extra movement in your day will help make a positive impact on your health. Small changes can add up to much larger gains in the long run.

Park further away
Start and end your workday with a few extra steps. Park your car further away from the door to your office for a simple way to burn some extra calories. 

Take the stairs
Most of us hop on the elevator without even thinking, but climbing a flight of stairs is another great way to challenge your muscles throughout the workday.

Ditch email
These days you can do everything from your desk – even order your lunch! Next time you need to talk with a co-worker, try walking to their desk instead of emailing.

Stretch a little
Sitting in the same position all day puts an enormous strain on our muscles. Try adding these workday stretches to your routine and offer your body some relief. 

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