Take the long way to meetings: Taking the extra time to walk a longer route to your next meeting will provide you with extra steps and help keep your blood flowing.
Hold walking meetings: Instead of sitting at a table during a meeting, suggest a walking meeting where you take a walk around the building.
Request a stand up desk or physio ball chair: Both are great options to minimize poor posture that often comes with sitting (or slouching) at a desk all day.
Exercise during your lunch break: Do you have 30 minutes or a full 60 minutes for your lunch break? Hit the gym during that time and plan on eating your lunch a little earlier or later instead.
Stretch at your desk: Sitting all day may cause muscles to shorten and feel tight. Here are four basic desk stretches to help you stay loose throughout the work day:
-Glute stretch: Cross one ankle over the opposite knee while sitting in your chair. Bend forward at the waist, keeping your back flat until you feel a stretch in your hip/glute. Hold each side for 30 seconds. –
-Neck Rolls: Keep the muscles in your neck loose by taking slow neck rolls to the left and right. Try for 8-10 in each direction. -Hamstring stretch: Prop one straight leg onto your chair. Bend at the waist, keeping your back flat until you feel a stretch in your hamstrings. Hold each side for 30 seconds.
-Hip flexors: Because your hips are constantly in a flexed position while sitting in a chair, your hip flexors will tighten during the day. Stretch them out by taking a staggered stance with one leg out in front of the other. Have a slight bend in the knees and push your hips forward until you feel a stretch in the hip flexor of your back leg. Hold each side for 30 seconds.
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