Office workers can face a huge challenge: finding time to exercise. Many
office employees spend upwards of eight hours a day sitting at a desk,
and that’s the time they’re on the clock. Most office workers
also have a commute, and not many people live close enough to their office
to be able to walk or bike to work. With this difficulty in finding time
to exercise, some may even find it more challenging to muster the motivation
to work out when it takes so much mental energy to simply get up, go to
work, and make sure all the bills get paid.
Too much sitting is proven to be bad for your health. Research even shows
that exercise is not the antidote to too much sitting; rather, you must
incorporate more exercise into your workday in order to combat the negative effects.
Some tips for office workers looking to get more physically fit includes:
Stand more: Always look for ways to get out of your desk chair, whether it means
standing up or even walking while on the phone. Try out a standing desk,
if possible. Eat lunch while standing. When possible, skip intraoffice
instant messaging and get out of your desk and walk to your coworker’s
desk for a face-to-face chat.
Take walk breaks: Rather than heading to the vending machine for a snack over your break,
why not do something more beneficial for your health? Take a stroll outside.
Use the stairs instead of taking the elevator. On your lunch break, take
a quick, brisk walk.
Bring a change of clothes to go to the gym after work: If you already have your gym clothes with you, you’ll be more likely
to go to work out straight from work than if you were to go home in between
work and the gym.
ProFysio Physical Therapy: Offering Monmouth County Residents Personalized Care
While physical exercise is a powerful tool to fight the negative effects
of sitting, it is a cure. If you face pain, stiffness, or physical dysfunction,
you may also benefit from physical therapy for your illness or condition.
For more information, contact our experienced
Monmouth County physical therapists so we can help you fulfill your health and fitness goals. Our knowledgeable
team of physical therapists have advanced degrees in their fields and
are here to help guide you.
To schedule an appointment with one of our highly-qualified physical therapists, please
contact us today at (732) 333-6360 or
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