An article recently published in Daily Life, titled “Your really need to get moving” discusses the need for us to get moving more often because we simply spend way too much time being sedentary.  The article discusses that sitting for periods of 20-30 minutes per day can be detrimental to ones health and that a morning or evening jog simply isn’t good enough.  Whilst there are workplaces that are evolving the workplace landscape by introducing more active work areas, the article states that we are still often too sedentary outside of work hours.  Some of the key tips from the article to increase activity include:

AT WORK

  • Take a break from your computer every 30 minutes
  • Take breaks in sitting time during long meetings
  • Stand to greet visitors
  • Use the stairs
  • Stand during phone calls
  • Walk to talk to colleagues instead of phoning or emailing
  • Drink more water – walk to the kitchen to get it
  • Move bins away from desks
  • Use height-adjustable desks so you can also stand while working

AT HOME

  • Walk during commercial breaks while watching TV
  • Do household chores while watching TV
  • Stand to read the morning newspaper
  • Hand-wash the car instead of taking it to a drive-through wash
  • Walk while taking phone calls and/or texting and emailing

WHILE TRAVELLING

  • Use public transport instead of the car and walk to and from stops or stations
  • Walk or cycle part of the way to your destination
  • Plan regular breaks during long car trips
  • Stand up on public transport and offer your seat to a person more in need
  • Get on and off public transport at earlier stops and walk the rest of the way to your destination

Referenced: http://www.dailylife.com.au/health-and-fitness/dl-fitness/you-really-need-to-get-moving-20131118-2xqba.html

Click here to read the full article.

This blog was written by Osteopath Heath Williams. Heath is the director of Principle Four Osteopathy and Corporate Work Health Australia. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD 3000 & Docklands 3008 leading Osteopathic clinics.

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