Many people work in offices and will spend at least one third of the week there. Most of that time will be spent sitting down. Unfortunately sitting for long periods is not good for our health. That is why I have written some tips to help you stay more active during the day
When you are sitting the most important thing is to make sure you have good posture. Concentrate on keeping your back straight, your ribs over your hips, your feet flat on the floor and make sure your head and neck aren't leaning forward
Every 30 minutes stand up from your chair. Use this time to walk to the end of the office and back, fill up your water bottle or even just to quickly stretch out your muscles. This helps keep blood circulating and will help prevent your muscles become weakened by long term sitting. If I am busy I will actually set a timer to go off every 30 minutes, just to remind me
Use your lunch break as a chance to get some fresh air. Most people won't have the time to workout during their lunch break but take at least 10 minutes to go for a walk outside. It can be down to the shop or even just walking around the building a few times.
Obviously you can't do this with everyone. But if someone is in your office then stand up and go talk to them instead of emailing or calling them. It gives you an excuse to stand up from your desk and I also prefer being able to talk to people face to face rather over phone or email
Anytime you have a phone call, stand up whilst you are speaking. It is a simple habit to start and once you have been doing it for a while you won't even notice you are doing it
Whenever you can take the active option. If you live close to your work place then walk or cycle there. Take the stairs instead of the lift, take the parking space furthest away from the office. There are plenty of ways to get a bit more movement into your day and they will all help you be fitter and healthier