There has been research lately saying that a sedentary lifestyle is just as dangerous to a person’s health as smoking or drinking. But if you’re like me, it’s difficult not to sit all day because the computer at the office is on a desk and I have to sit at the desk in order to work on the computer. I have never seen standing desks in an office environment. I am sure they exist. Just not near me.
So it’s important to get up and walk around every hour or so at the office to get some exercise in. Walk to the kitchen and get some water. Print one document at a time and walk back and forth to the photocopier to pick them up.
If you are like me, you work in an office that takes up several floors in one office building. Which is great news! So now once an hour, go for a walk and take the stairs. Start slowly. Maybe just go down the stairs to start with and ride the elevator back up to your floor. Or walk down three flights of stairs and then back up one flight. Change it up. The point is to get some exercise and not be all sweaty for your next board meeting.
Cost to you: zero. And if you can sell your stairmaster on Craigslist you will even make money!