4 Top Tips To Stay Active At Your Desk Job (And Why Your Health Needs It)

Most of us have our routine when it comes to our job. And sitting at a desk all day sounds like the norm for many of us.

Because of technology, you literally never have to leave your desk for anything – you can order online from it, call from it, email, hold a meeting – the possibilities are endless

But did you know it is always detrimental to your health. Aside from the obvious neck tension, back-aches and headaches. It can increase your risk for heart disease, obesity which can increase the chances of diabetes – Our bodies are built to move and be in regular action.

Here are four small changes you can make at work to increase your activity and improve your overall health

 

Take Breaks

It’s so easy to get caught up in your work, that hours drift by without you getting up. Try popping on a timer to use as a gentle reminder to take breaks, once an hour. Move around for 5 minutes. This will help to activate the muscles and promote blood flow.

 

Swap It Around

Instead of sitting try standing. As an alternative elevate your computer with a riser so it gives you the option to stand.

If that’s not possible try switching your chair for a balance ball. This encourages the body to move, to engage. The natural instability of the ball contracts the core and engages the back muscles.

Cycle Or Walk To Work

Depending on the location of your job, how far you have to commute. Try switching up how you get to work

A morning bike ride, power walk can help to boost your energy levels and improve your mood. As well as keeping the body active

 

Make The Most Of Your Lunch

Use your lunch breaks to take a walk, jog (if you’re feeling active) attend a class or just move the body. It will help to lift your mood, energise your body and you will feel prepared for the afternoon ahead

 

 

 

About Niki Wibrow

Niki is a fitness coach, celebrity Trainer, and media personality. She specialises in helping people over 40 look and feel great through innovative and personalised exercise plans, workout DVDs and bespoke coaching. Drawing from her knowledge and experience of working in the global fitness industry for over 35 years.

Niki is a regular contributor to many TV and radio shows and has worked with major brands such as Netflix and Matalan, Peperami and Fabletics. Her celebrity workout DVD’s have sold in excess of 500,000 copies. In 2017 she launched her latest business, providing innovative workout plans and online support specifically for the over 40 market.

 

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