There are active jobs that keep people moving and then there are those sedentary jobs that keep us pinned in front of a computer. The problem is that sitting all day is not good for the heart or the waistline. We also know, the bigger the waistline the worse for the heart.
It is reccommended that we take 10,000 steps a day, but many office workers top out at less than half of that. Here are some ideas for adding steps to your day:
– Have walking meetings when possible.
– Use the restroom that is not closest to your desk.
– Park as far as you can from the entrance to your office, or get off public transportation one or two stops earlier than you usually do.
– Use part of your lunch hour to walk outside, maybe around the building or to pick up lunch, getting outside will refresh you for the afternoon of work ahead.