Prolonged sitting is not only boring, but it’s unhealthy if you do it every day. Studies reveal that a sedentary lifestyle is dangerous to your health, and is linked to obesity, heart disease, poor circulation and other physical problems.
If your business requires you and your staff to spend significant portions of the day seated before computers, or seated during meetings, you can turn things around for the better. Here are five healthy, fun ideas that will motivate you to transform your workplace into one of style, movement, and pizzazz:
1-Get a DeskCycle: If you like to ride a bike, then a DeskCycle is for you. It is a safe and effective piece of exercise equipment fitted with pedals that fits unobtrusively beneath your desk, and allows you to pedal while you work. Its smooth pedal motion doesn’t attract attention, and allows you to concentrate on the task at hand while you simultaneously burn calories, exercise your leg muscles, and improve circulation.
2-Have Standing Meetings: Standing Meetings are a now a popular trend, and are preferred by new businesses and start-ups that like to explore new ways of enabling staff to “think on their feet” and collaborate in fun ways. Standing meetings can even be more enjoyable and charismatic if you schedule them near a fresh pot of coffee!
3-Make Standing Workstations Available: While you wouldn’t want to get rid of all of your office chairs, you might invest in a few standing workstations that your staff can use whenever they want. Standing while working allows your body to use more muscle groups as you continually flex and adjust your stance. Standing up straight is good for you, and can relieve that “slouched” achy-back feeling you get after sitting for too long. In addition, a standing workstation would be a great place for people to congregate while brainstorming or collaborating.
4-Offer Stability Balls: It’s a good idea to invest in a few Stability Balls – those large, colorful, inflated balls you see at the gym. Give your staff the option of sitting on them in lieu of office chairs once in a while. Steadying yourself while seated on a Stability Ball requires you to use your abdominal and back muscles. Make sure they are filled properly and used with caution. They add color and a sense of fun to your office environment.
Invest in a Treadmill Desk: This is a popular new item that promises to help people burn calories, reduce stress, and work out while at work. I’ve seen several varieties online, and they look tempting because I’m a treadmill enthusiast. It may not be for everyone, but I could see myself walking at a nice slow pace while working at an attached workstation for hours on end. Get one for your office, and it might just inspire you and your staff to take turns stretching your legs and taking a walk while you work!
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