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How To Move More At Your Desk

Getting enough movement into your week if you have an office job can be very challenging. According to a recent study, we now spend over 45 hours sitting down during a typical week.

Moving more at your desk is important for maintaining good health and preventing the negative health effects associated with prolonged sitting. Here are some tips for moving more at your desk:


Take Movement Breaks

If you're looking for an easy way to stay active and focused, setting timers for breaks can be really helpful. Just pick a timeframe, like one hour, and set timers for short breaks every 5 to 10 minutes. It's a simple but effective way to keep yourself moving!

Doing some easy stretches or taking a short walk around your office can help relieve that uncomfortable stiffness and also give you a boost of energy. Plus, it's a great way to combat any negative effects from sitting for too long.


Set Up a Movement Workstation

If you're able to switch up your usual desk arrangement for a standing or walking setup, it can really boost your activity level and get you moving more throughout the day.





Use Your Lunch Break Wisely

Take a walk around your office building or nearby park. Walking is an easy and low-impact form of exercise that can help you clear your mind and get some fresh air.


Create Opportunities to Walk

Look for more creative ways to incorporate more walking into your routine. Try bringing a small water bottle with you and refill it as soon as it’s empty. You can also park your car a little further away from the building to increase your steps to and from work. And instead of having your lunch delivered to the office, why not take a walk to pick it up yourself? These small changes can add up to a lot of extra steps throughout the day.



 


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Did you know having a Corporate Gym Membership can bring amazing benefits to both employees and the company? Studies have found that when employees are given the tools to take care of their health, it can have a huge impact on their personal and professional lives. That's where Gold's Gym Corporate Membership comes in - we offer a program that can be tailored to fit any company. And the results speak for themselves, a healthier workforce means more positivity at work, lower medical expenses, and greater productivity overall.


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