• 6 New Year Tips To Get Healthy On The Job
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    Max Chan

6 New Year Tips To Get Healthy On The Job

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, life tends to slow down as we start hibernating and lounging in our homes. The lack of activity really makes it difficult to build any energy or get moving. On top of that, working at a desk makes us completely immobile for the majority of the day. This is not an ideal start to a New Year. Getting healthy start, has never been easier. All it takes is one easy step: standing! The ability to stand and move will help any person gain invaluable exercise that can make all difference to a person’s well-being.

Why is exercise not enough? We all know the importance of regular exercise, even highly trained athletes are at risk of sitting diseases. Why? Because if you sit for long portions of your day, you won’t be able to compensate for it before or after work.

The BBC, recently reported that there is mounting evidence that even if you exercise on a regular basis, it may not be enough to undue the damage of prolonged sitting. Sitting has been associated with many noncommunicable diseases like cancer, heart disease and much more. When we sit for long periods of the day, we are susceptible to weight gain, lower back pain and fatigue. Furthermore, sitting for long periods creates discomfort that prevents us from completing our work on time, which leads to unnecessary frustrations when our work is at desk level.

There are many ways you can stay healthy and  fit at your desk and job. We’ve compiled a list of nutritional and informative ways to get you staying healthy on the job:

Eat Healthy: Bring in more veggies and fruit in your tupperware. Eating well will make you feel well,  give you more energy and have you feeling great in the best way possible.

Stay Hydrated: Drink lots of water. We need to stay hydrated! We should be drinking 8 glasses of water a day. Our recommendations/ suggestion is to at least drink one bottle before lunch and one before leaving.

Stay Away from Elevators or Escalators: Sitting at your desk requires little movement and activity, so do elevators and escalators.  Take the opportunity to take the stairs, to get in a mini workout that will turn you into a whole new you.

Use T-Zone Standing Desk: Get moving right in front of your desk! The T-Zone Standing Desk is your easy, inexpensive and ergonomic solution for neck, back and leg pain associated with prolonged sitting. Use it to stand up and get more fit with daily office exercises, while working away on deadlines.

Forget Phone and Email: Instead of constantly replying to dozens or hundreds of emails, or calls. Take an opportunity to walk to your co-workers desk in person to follow-up on any work. Not only will it get you up and moving, but contribute to more effective communication.  

Walk at Lunch: Why sit at your desk or boring lunch room, when you can enjoy some fresh air and clear your mind by taking a walk. Take a moment to eat your lunch, and take a quick brisk walk around your office’s property.
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    Max Chan