Some tips for maintaining body condition to stay fit even though you are at the office all day:
1. Limit Sitting Time
Sitting for a long time, especially a full day, can increase the risk of worsening your body’s health. Habits like this, can also increase the risk of various diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and cancer. For that it’s a good idea, if every now and then try to stand up and get up or take a small walk. Short stretches like this can help your body rest the parts of the body that are constantly bending, especially when you sit all day at the office.
2. Take time for short naps
Researchers from Northwestern University in their study found that even a short nap after studying can help you absorb and retain the information you’ve just learned. Experts from the Johns Hopkins Hospital Sleep Disorder Center also claim that short naps can promote greater alertness for several hours. Besides that, the benefits of napping can also increase one’s productivity, concentration and accuracy.
3. Tuck in a little yoga
Do a little yoga, no need for a large or special room to do it. Just do it in your work chair for 15 minutes. This has proven to be good for your body, one of which makes you calmer and feel better. This evidence is also supported by research conducted by Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine which is written in a journal. Respondents who were involved in the study performed several yoga poses, such as bending the body to the front, sides and back. Do each of these 6 times with the help of a full breath. The result? It can significantly reduce stress and lower blood pressure in your body.
4. Maintain green plants
Take the time to put a small pot of green plants in your work room. A study from Texas A&M found that people who kept vases of live plants on their desks, or had offices with a variety of greenery tended to have more creative ideas. On the other hand, those who have no ornamental plants in their work space tend to have more limited creative ideas.
5. Provide Healthy Snacks
A study published in the Journal of Population Health Management states that consuming unhealthy foods can cause a person to be 66 percent less productive. Therefore, provide healthy snacks that are low in calories at your work desk such as fruit. And of course, don’t forget to avoid sweet snacks that contain lots of sugar such as chocolate, candy and others, because this can actually increase your weight.
Your work in the office is an obligation that you have to live with, it sometimes makes you burdened if you are not focused or even when your body is not fit, stress will come to attack you. However, by applying the tips above, your body will always be helped to face all day activities at the office with a more fit body.