Keeping Fit While at Work

Andrew Parker
Jun 13, 2023

As the workplace continues to evolve, more and more people are spending their days sitting at a desk. Unfortunately, this sedentary lifestyle can have negative effects on our health, including weight gain and an increased risk of various diseases. Fortunately, there are many simple steps you can take to stay fit while at work. By making small changes throughout your day – such as taking regular breaks and using creative solutions to get up and move around – you can maintain or even improve your physical fitness without having to make significant changes in your routine.

One of the easiest ways to keep fit while at work is by taking regular breaks throughout the day. Taking a few minutes every hour or so for stretching or walking around will help reduce fatigue, boost your energy levels, and give you time away from screens that might be causing eye strain or headaches. Additionally, if possible it’s a good idea to try standing up when working instead of sitting all day; research shows that standing desks may improve posture and reduce back pain as well as burn extra calories during the course of the day. Even if you don’t have access to one of these specialized desks though, simply standing up periodically when working will still provide some benefits.

Another way to stay active during the workday is by taking advantage of any opportunities available for physical activity. If your workplace has a gym or outdoor space, try going for a walk or jog during lunchtime; if these aren’t options, fit in some bodyweight exercises throughout your day, like squats, push-ups, and jumping jacks. If you’re having trouble fitting this in, try taking a few minutes a couple of times each day to do some stretches or go up and down the stairs. Even small amounts of physical activity can have a big impact on your health over time.