Get Moving! Tips to Stay Healthy & Active from Behind Your Desk

Let me ask you a question: as you read this, are you currently sitting down at a desk? If you are, then answer me this: when was the last time you got up and took a walk? Stretched? Took the stairs instead of the elevator? If you work a job where you primarily sit down at a desk all day, it is especially important that you take the time to make a few healthy habits for your work day!

Look, we all know that sitting down all day long is one of the worst things for your health, as it increases the likelihood of many physical issues. However, for some of us, it’s unavoidable. So instead of suddenly trying to change your career path, just start implementing little changes here and there to increase your health! Rebeca Plantier with mindbodygreen attests that implementing smaller changes over a long period of time is the best way to increase your health, and she’s compiled a full list of activities and best practices to jump-start this new lifestyle!

Here at Social High Rise, many of us have utilized taller desks, so we can alternate between sitting and standing, in addition to regularly taking walks and group “squad breaks” to get out of the office for a bit! Now that you’ve hopefully picked up a few new tricks for yourself, let’s get up and get moving! Which of these are you excited to try out? Are there some you’ve already been doing from your desk?

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