Staying fit in the workplace can be a difficult task. Workers are constantly on the go, under stress, and trying to squeeze every bit of productivity out of their time as they can. A worker must make strides to stay fit and keep themselves healthy in the face of all the odds. Here are five tips to help you stay fit at work.
1. Stay hydrated.
Hydration is the number one problem with most people who feel as though they don’t have enough energy. Workers generally drink coffee in the morning, might have soda at lunch, and will even go out for a drink after work. Drinking water during the day keeps the body hydrated and helps to increase energy levels. Plus, it keeps the body flushed of any toxins that might build up.
Staying at the same desk all day or being stuck in the same office everyday can be taxing and tiring. Muscles end up being very stiff, and the body just feels tired as it goes through the day. Stretching intermittently will allow the body to relax and stay engaged even when you are not moving around the office.
3. Wear a pedometer.
If you spend a great deal of the day on your feet, you should wear a pedometer to measure how far you are actually walking every day. The recommended amount of steps per day is 10,000 and even if you don’t manage that, it’s good to keep yourself aware of how much you’re moving. This information can also be helpful if you’re dieting as it can help you keep track of the calories you’re burning.
4. Bring your lunch.
The best thing you can do for yourself is bring a lunch from home that is healthy and tasty. Eating out every day is going to have an adverse effect on your weight and your level of fitness. Keeping a steady diet that includes fruits and vegetables will help you to stay energized during the day.
5. Start a group.
Start a group that goes on walks or runs during lunch time. Some office buildings have fitness classes during the day, but in the absence of that, walking with a group of friends at lunch will burn calories and keep you energized.
This post was written by Sarah Greenspan. She lives in the UK and is a happy SOURCE customer and supporter. She is a writer and health fanatic and enjoys writing the occasional post for our blog.