Working a Desk Job: 4 Health Tips for the Office

Working a desk job? Here at RxWellness Spine & Health, Dr. Golinsky understands how working all day at a desk can make staying in optimal physical health a challenge.

1. Take Regular Breaks

Long periods of sitting down and looking at the computer monitor or pouring over paperwork can be taking on the body and the mind. Even through you might be reluctant to take advantage of breaks due to your workload, it is very important that you do. Taking even a short rest can actually improve your focus and boost energy, which can lead to an overall increase in productivity and sense of well-being.

2. Bring Your Own Lunch to Work

A good step towards greater wellness at work is to bring a health luch with you, and avoid eating our or being tempted by unhealthy office treats. When lunch hour arrives, try to find a place other than your desk to eat, such as an outdoor park or common area. Getting out of the office for a short period can provide some much needed relief and get your body moving.

3. Take the Stairs

If you work in a multi-story office, skip the elevator and go directly to the stairs. Many studies indicate that individuals who take at least 10,000 steps per day enjoy greater health. However, sitting at your desk all day can make that difficult. So, take advantage of those stairs to boost your heart rate and help strengthen the legs and the core muscles.

4. Create a “Workout” Work Space

If the company policies allow for it, you can create a mini workout zone right in your office. Consider investing in a standing desk or a treadmill that can double as a work zone when you need to get some exercise and still be productive on company time. Mini steppers are also popular options that can fit right under your desk and can help you enjoy a healthy workplace.

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