As humanity has evolved and the comforts of life increase, there is less necessity for humans to be as active. While once upon a time people had to build their own houses, hunt their own food, and travel long distances by foot in order to survive, now there are machines and technology to do it for us. Society is built for the comfort of humanity so that they have to exert less energy while increasing work productivity.
Many people go to work each day in an office environment where they work at a desk with very little motion or activity. Unfortunately, this starts to take its toll on people’s health over time. The lack of physical activity makes their bodies wear down and limits their strength.
In order to live a healthier lifestyle while working a desk job, try these tips.
Walk To Work
Even though it may be convenient to drive to work, it’s not doing any favors for your waistline. It’s important to move at least thirty minutes a day in order to burn off the food that you consume throughout the day.
In addition to burning calories, it also keeps your body fit and active. If you don’t have the interest or time to make it to the gym or start a daily workout, walking to work is a great way to get more exercise throughout your day and incorporate it into your work schedule.
Take Breaks To Move Around
It’s important to take short breaks throughout your day to stand up and walk around your office. These short spurts of activity will keep your body active and more energized.
Often it can be even more exhausting to have no activity at all throughout the day than moving around. By increasing your activity when possible you’ll feel less fatigued at the end of your workday.
Bring Your Lunch
Even though it may be tempting to eat out when you’re working since fast food is often convenient and close, you’ll save yourself a lot of calories by bringing your lunch instead.
Bringing your lunch will also save you a considerable amount of money overall. Try to choose things which aren’t processed and have plenty of fiber. That way you won’t feel your stomach full of unhealthy products weighing you down during your workday.
Drink Plenty Of Water
Rather than drinking coffee throughout the day to attempt to sustain your energy, try drinking water instead. You’ll feel much healthier and won’t risk a caffeine crash.
You’ll also be less tempted to snack on empty calories throughout the day since your stomach will be full of water. This can be an advantage since unnecessary snacking is a common habit when working in an office environment.