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The scientific evidence is in for what we all knew to be true: sitting too long is a major health hazard. Over the last decade, research has revealed prolonged sitting messes with your metabolism, accelerates obesity, increases lifestyle related disease and can potentially shorten your life span.
That’s why more office workers are choosing to buy a versatile sitting to standing desk (like VARIDESK®), which allows for a greater variety of movement throughout the work day. Sit/stand desks provide for better focus and productivity for your important work, as well as the opportunity to stay healthy and fit.
So what can you do to stay fit with a sit/stand desk? Let’s take a closer look at 10 effective and easy desk exercises that anyone can do throughout the day at a stand up desk, so you can give your best to both your business and your health.
These 10 simple exercises to use with your standing desk give you a speedy total body workout for the major muscle groups in the body. Performing regular intervals of moving or standing while working helps to reduce your risk of disease, improve your mood and productivity, and keeps your body functioning well and feeling fantastic without even having to leave your desk.
To amp up your results from these exercises, try a few of these healthy tips...
Tip 1 – Banish excess fat, sugar and salt: Your waistline is no match for cupcakes and chips that have taken over your office’s kitchen. While you can’t control what snacks your coworkers bring to the office, you can put them away in the fridge or a cabinet. Out of sight, out of mind!
Tip 2 – Kick your soda habit to the curb: A soda habit can quickly put a damper on weight loss efforts. For a healthy alternative without sacrificing the fizz, opt for sparkling water. The meteoric rise of brands like La Croix and Topo Chico prove that it’s the effervescent sparkle, not the sugar, that helps beat an afternoon slump.
Tip 3 – Check your posture: Whether you’re standing or sitting at your desk, posture is important! Make sure your feet are pointing forward and your back isn’t arched over the desk. Check out our selection of standing desk accessories which can aid in achieving and maintaining proper posture.
Tip 4 – Get outside: During warmer months, the sun stays out longer so you can, too. Take advantage of more hours of sunlight and hit the beach on a summer Friday, join a local yoga practice or take the dogs to the park after work.
Tip 5 – Take your meeting to the streets: Conference rooms are so 2016. Squeeze in a few extra steps by taking your next meeting outside or to a local coffee shop.
Tip 6 – Stay hydrated: It’s common knowledge that being dehydrated can wreak havoc on your body. From debilitating fatigue to increased cravings, skimping out on water, especially when temperatures are soaring, can lead to decreased productivity. Keep a reusable water bottle at your desk and sip throughout the day to ensure you are always adequately hydrated.
Tip 7 – Grab a brown bag: Buying lunch at the local sandwich shop can have a negative impact on your wallet and your waistline. Try packing lunch a few times a week with healthy, fresh ingredients. If they are available in your area, local farmers’ markets are a great way to source cheap, local produce.
Tip 8 – Plan a recipe showdown: Get the whole office involved in your summer fitness goals! Encourage your coworkers to bring their favorite healthy recipes on Friday so everyone can share, compare notes and stay healthy together.
Tip 9 – Take a lap: … Around the office! Burn off a few calories while you give your brain and eyes a break by taking a lap or two around the office.
Tip 10 – Stand up: Last but certainly not least, utilize a VARIDESK and stand up while you work! You won’t believe how quickly standing at the office can elevate your work.
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