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How to Stay Fit Whist at Work

Updated on January 5, 2021

How can you stay fit?

If you are like me who works an office job nine to five and has to sit in front of the computer all the time it can be hard to stay fit or get some excersise. But this doesn't mean you can't do a few little things in order to up your wellbeing whilst being at work. Here I'll give a few tips you can try to see if it helps you with your physical and mental health. I had been struggling towards the end of the day because I would just sit in my chair and not move around much. The longer I was at my job for, the earlier the dip in energy levels would happen. I eventually found myself feeling tired and sluggish by midday with another five hours or work to go which in turn would make the day drag on and seem longer than it really was. This also impacted my mental health with negative feelings about what I was doing and why I was working at my job. I was getting to a point where I wanted to quit.
So here are 5 tips that helped me:

Tips on how to stay fit and boost wellbeing

Take a break - Take at least 2 breaks during your day, one in the mid morning and one mid afternoon. Take this opportunity to step outside and get some fresh air, take a short walk to get you moving. It will refresh you for a bit and you will be more alert. The sunshine can do a lot of good for energy levels and gives vitamin D, however also be aware of the UV rays. I use a moisturiser with sunscreen to help protect my skin.

Talk in person - Rather than email your question get up, walk over and ask the question instead (if that is even a possible option). Again it gets you up and moving a bit rather than just sitting down for hours. A bit of social interaction is also good for our mental wellbeing and productivity so don't feel guilty about spending a moment to do so.

Rest your eyes - If you are staring at the computer all the time, at least once an hour look away for a minute or two and focus on something further away. Just like other parts of your body, our eyes need to be excersised and it will make your eyes feel less tired. If you are not exersising your eyes this could lead to needing glasses down the line for long sightedness.

Do some stretches - Sitting for long periods of time can make you stiff and sore. So do a few stretches at your desk so you are not feeling stiff and it will help your blood circulation. It will also assist with your posture and making sure you do not slump in your chair. It personally makes my back feel a whole lot better and gives me extra energy.

Eat well - I find it's best to bring food from home that way you have more control and no temptation to buy unhealthy foods. Not to mention you save money by doing so. Bring some fruits or veggies to snack on. I like to have a banana as a morning snack, a sandwich for lunch (preferably salad is good), crackers for another snack and a small chocolate bar as a treat and for more energy.

Do you already do these things mentioned at work?

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What has it done for you?

For me personally I have felt less tired, less stressed and less sore from being in the same position all day. Getting that little bit of excersise makes me feel a whole lot better and eating healthy has improved my wellbeing and I think it would help a lot of people to do the same. It has also helped with my mental wellbeing and how I feel about my job. The day doesn't seem to feel like it will last forever and goes by a lot quicker for me now. In the end the choice is up to all of us and we have to find ways to keep active whilst at work and keep a positive mindset. I hope this has helped you and has given you ideas on how to improve. Thank you and hope you have enjoyed reading.

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2011 BabyCheetah


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