Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle with Office Exercise!

Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle with Office Exercise!Be fit and have a healthier body even at work! Here are some recommended office exercises you can do at the office.

Every one of us wants to be healthy and physically fit. And who wouldn’t right? We all want to feel better and have a longer life in health. But, one can’t achieve such a healthy body with a weak immune system. We can build this up by having a healthy lifestyle, eating healthy food, having a healthy diet, and regular exercise. But most of the time, it’s the latter that we always find hard to have mostly because of those busy working schedules and office work needed to earn a living. But there’s a workaround with this situation, and despite our hours being spent in the office, having a regular exercise is still achievable with some office exercises we can do during break time or while working. Nothing will absolutely hinder you from keeping a healthy lifestyle, definitely not work!

Learn about these exercises and try hitting two birds in one stone: Or should we say staying healthy while making a living. Now that’s a healthy living, right?

Take the stairs instead of riding elevators or escalators– If your office isn’t on the ground floor, start taking stairs instead of taking the usual elevator ride you do every day. It can be a good cardio exercise, and it makes your legs stronger.

Turn waiting time into calf- strengthening time– If you are waiting for copies to print or photocopy, instead of standing you transform it into an office exercise by lifting your heels up and down until you feel a mild but satisfying burn in your calves.

Wrist Stretch– It is important for your wrist and fingers to maintain its blood circulation from exhaust typing. You can do a simple stretch extending an arm in front, palm up, and grabbing the fingers with other hand. Gently pull the fingers towards you so that the fingers will be stretched.

Chair Squat– Let’s get that painful back exercised! Lift up until your hips are just hovering over the chair, arms out of balance. Hold for 2-3 seconds and stand all the way up.

Side Bends– Let’s get your abdominal muscle get exercised, too! Hold a water bottle in both hands and stretch it up over the head, arms straight. Bend towards the left (or right and vice versa) as far as you can to contract the abs.These may be just simple stretches and unnoticeable type of exercises, but you’ll be surprised on how they help your body stay in form before, during, and on your way to finish work. That’s easy, right?

Fresh not Stressed

Tips-For-A-Stress-Free-Work-Environment-1-size-2We can’t prevent stress at work. What we can do is to maintain a specific level of anxiety as much as possible. A normal anxiety level can be helpful in different ways. It slightly increases our respiration which can be helpful in taking in more oxygen to our brain. It makes us alert and very responsive. Anxiety about an upcoming deadline can make us work harder and be keen to details.

How do we maintain a normal level of anxiety whenever we face something new, a bit difficult task or a deadline? Slow and deep breathing is very helpful. If you are having a hard time controlling your breathing pattern, stop whatever you are doing and just close your eyes to focus.

Do this even for a minute and you will immediately feel relaxed. Another thing that we can do is to keep a to-do list. Having our own to-do list can help us prioritize and keep track of our work progress. It’s an OC kind of way which is a good thing. Having a bit of this attitude at work is beneficial. There is no denying that cramming is stressing and can eventually lead you to losing your job. There is another way to maintain a normal level anxiety or totally relieve stress at work. Get enough sleep. As we get old our duration of sleep changes. An adult must have a minimum of 6 hours sleep and a maximum of 8-10 hours. Take note that prolonged sleep can also mean a person could have an underlying health problem. If we get enough sleep, chances of a happy day is high. We will be able to respond positively to almost anything in our day’s work and we will accept every task as a challenge rather than a burden.

So remember! Breathe, list and sleep!