You’ve probably heard by now that the sedentary office lifestyle is leading to a rise in heart disease and other health issues. Studies have shown that moving throughout the work day is the best way to combat the negative side effects of being chained to your desk. Take these tips to get yourself up and moving while you work!
Get Up, Stand Up
Alternating between sitting and standing is a great way to keep moving at the office without having to stop your workflow. We recommend standing for 15 minutes for every one hour of sitting. The easiest way to accomplish this is to equip your workspace with a standing height or adjustable height desk. Be sure to read our tips for getting a standing desk in your office before you buy.
Feel Free to Fidget
You may be surprised to learn that fidgeting is actually quite good for you! Tapping your toes and drumming on your desk are great ways to get moving and release some energy without having to go anywhere. You can even get a leaning chair for your workspace to make fidgeting even more ergonomic. So long as you aren’t disturbing your neighbors, fidget away!
Take a Walk
Whether it’s to the breakroom and back or a long walk over lunch, walking throughout the day can be a huge help and is a great alternative for those who do not have access to standing desks at the office. Try walking quicker than your usual pace to burn more energy, and take the stairs instead of the elevator whenever possible.
Need help finding furniture that works? Shop our full selection of standing desks here and watch our video on how to get moving at work below!