“For those of us who sit down at a desk most of the day, health and well-being aren’t always easy to work into our lifestyles,” says Rebecca Plantier in her article for MindBodyGreen.com. Some of us are lucky enough to have health centers at work, but do we have the time to use it? Lunches are often served in office cafeterias, but how healthy are those really?
Being a stay-at-home-mom, freelancing in charity and counselling, I do rush around a lot during the day, but still spend many hours stuck in front of my computer. Ms Plantier’s tips will therefore come in very handy. I’ve highlighted a few of her pointers. Have a quick look below and click here for all 21 tips:
- Take hourly breaks, stand up, walk around and S-T-R-E-T-C-H
- Avoid elevators, escalators and walkways; take the stairs.
- Instead of pushing buttons to reach a colleague, take a walk to his desk.
- Use lunchtime to take a walk.
- If possible, walk or ride a bicycle to work.
- Ditch the cafeine! Drink herbal teas instead.
- Say no to those irresistable office snacks – cakes, pastries, etc.
- Feeling peckish? Do not raid the tuck shop or vending machine; avoid chocolate bars and crisps, instead keep some nuts and dried fruit in your desk drawer for times you may need a power snack.
- Click here to continue reading original article.