Exercise at workBeheerder
THE HEALTHIEST WAY TO WORK
Five or more hours of sedentary sitting, is the health equivalent of smoking a pack and a quarter of cigarettes. Yet, sitting around is something we get plenty of practice at.
Reading and writing and creating on a computer makes for big chunks of sedentary time.
Remember the days when “work” meant manual labor with a side of blood, sweat, and tears? Neither do we. These days it seems we’re more likely to log hour after idle hour with our bums glued to our seats. And while you may be an Excel champ by day and gym rat by night, recent research suggests that the recommended 30 minutes of cardio five times per week may not undo the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle.
There are lots of articles and studies about the negative impacts of sitting all day. Sitting can impact your metabolism and affect the onset of type 2 Diabetes, and excessive sitting is positively correlated with breast, prostate, and lung cancer. One study found that men who spent two more hours sitting each day had a 125% increased chance of cardiovascular disease. So what is the healthiest way to work? And what can you change about your style today to get the biggest benefit?
Here are some ideas:
We have all been there probably, one meeting after the other. These days seem to take forever and they probably do. Let’s change that. Why sit down during meetings? Why not stand up? Maybe you’ve seen people stand during some of their meetings and seen how they are active and more productive. These meetings are known as Stand-up Meetings. Now standing around isn’t exactly traditional exercise but research shows it’s much better than sitting. Besides that they keep the meeting focused & on topic, they eliminate distractions like phones and computers …and most importantly they are short, letting you get back to your real work. We understand that not all meetings are done without a table, you sometimes need to take notes right. And off course not all companies will splash out on new meeting room furniture. That is why we use furniture raisers. It’s a simple fix that is better for budget and your health.
Entrepreneur Richard Branson takes walks to get inspired and moved during his worktime. So why don’t you. Now we understand not all bosses think it’s a good idea to let their staff take walks so we came up with a simple solution. Why not use a pedal exerciser to do some deskercises. This might not give you six-pack abs but they improve strength and burn a few extra calories.