5 Mini Workout Ideas you can do in your Office
You are probably doing it right now – the very unhealthy activity we call ‘sitting’.
Especially when working an office-job, it seems like a hard habit to fight. The gym is great, but what about all those hours we sit down? On the bus, in the car or on your motorbike, during all your meals, while reading, while binge-watching and especially: at work.
Sitting seems to be all we do and considering experts say sitting over 10 hours a day is a serious threat to your health (Eeeeeks!!!) it’s worth taking a moment to think about possible solutions.
So to keep us all in shape I went ahead and found some easy to do exercises and small adjustments that will make your office / study life a lot healthier, and possibly even more productive as the mini-exercises below will help you stay focused and alert.
I hope you like them as much as we do in the IAJN office!
1. Walk and Talk
...during phone calls.
Not only will this be a welcome break for your back and muscles, walking also stimulates your brain and helps you stay focused.
2. Celebrate Fridays
...with Jumping Jacks!
Mandatory for the entire team. This is also a great way to celebrate birthdays, business successes or anything else worth celebrating (more than you think)!
This one is my absolute favorite as it is fun to do and strengthens the bonds with your team members.
3. Hello there!
Rather than sending an email to your colleague upstairs, go see them in person. This will not only benefit your health, but also help strengthen your professional relationships and improve teamwork.
4. 1-Minute Wall-sit
To be honest, at first, we didn’t LOVE this one in the IAJN office, but we do like a challenge and it gets easier every day. Set an alarm each day at the time you usually feel like you could use an energy boost. For us that’s at 4pm. This one-minute break will be a welcome distraction for your brain and a great exercise for your legs!
5. Stand up meetings
Stand-up meetings are perfect for those meetings you want to keep short and efficient! Decisions are taken quicker and attendees are more alert when you are all standing up.