How to Stay Active at Work, Even with a Desk Job
If you’re desk-bound at work, it’s probably tough to get in enough movement throughout the day.
You may have even heard that sitting is the new smoking – That’s because when you sit all day, the inactivity could lead to back and joint pain, and more serious problems like high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes.
If you think a quick trip to the gym after sitting all day at work is a total fix, we’ve got some bad news for you.
“Our bodies are designed to move, so even regular exercise isn’t going to counteract the damaging effects of sitting at your desk all day,” says Dr. Caroline King-Widdall, a family medicine physician with Kaiser Permanente Northwest in Salem, Ore.
Since quitting your job in favor of a more active lifestyle isn’t exactly a viable option, here are Dr. King-Widdall’s tips for getting more activity in during the day:
Incorporate these habits into your daily routine to get your body moving throughout the work day and improve your overall health.