Ever felt like you wanted to exercise at work but didn’t know how? Here are 3 ways you can include exercising into your work routine.
We have all heard the health benefits of exercising, but do you know how much it could improve your work? You would be surprised how working out can make you happier and increase your productivity at work. It is proven that simply talking a walk outside can greatly impact your mood and intensify your creative fiber. But how can you do this at work? Here is how to include exercising in your work routine and make the most of it.
You know the saying, take the stairs instead of the elevator, well if you want to start exercising at work, you should actually perhaps start thinking of taking these stairs. Undoubtably, taking them is a wonderful cardio exercise. You can even push it further by climbing them faster for a real leg burn. Besides, walking at work is completely underrated but it is actually very easy to do and can be done in simultaneity with other things. For example, next time you are on a call with someone, go take a walk around the office or the building. Every step counts, so you might as well take the opportunity.
Alternatively, there are ways you can also directly exercise from your own desk. Indeed, you can invest in some equipment’s to use while sitting. For example, you could use a stability ball. Manistal offers the possibility to the coworkers to freely use them during their time in the office. Sitting on one of these strengthens your abdominal muscles and help you to stand straight and thus avoid back pains due to a bad sitting position. The bonus point is that you won’t even realize that you are exercising because you would be sitting at your desk anyway and these sitting hours add up easily.
If you can’t exercise before or after work, I suggest you considering exercising during your lunchbreak. It can be the simplest activity such as walking to the restaurant or to the shop to get some food. Stretching is also a good element to add to your work routine. Indeed, unless you actively correct your working position, you are most likely sitting at work in a position that could potentially give your body aches at the end of the day. Stretching will keep your muscles flexible and healthy but will also reduce your stress by soothing the tensions of your body.
You can also opt for a stroll or a run in the nearby forest. It is not a secret that it can boost your mood! Our Manistal office is situated very close to ‘Le bois de la Cambre’ and thus you should seek to take advantage of it. This will help you clear your head and give you the energy to continue your day. It is argued that green has a positive effect on the human brain, so this small treat or effort will benefit you beyond your imagining. After you run, you can take a refreshing shower in Manistal’s space and continue your day with heightened energy levels. Feel free to ask your coworkers if they want to join you!
A last quick way to incorporate exercising at work is to change the way you get to work. For example, instead of taking the car, try going to work by bike. You just need to make sure you check the most secure road and wear appropriate clothes depending on the weather. At Manistal, you have a shower waiting for you if you desire to freshen up after your long journey. This will give you the kickstart for the long beautiful day ahead of you. Indeed, while exercising will awaken you, the quick morning shower will energize your body for the day.
If on the other hand, biking is not an option for you, perhaps you could consider parking your car far away from your workplace and instead do the rest by foot. Similarly, if you go to work by foot, think about waking up a few minutes earlier and walking the long way to work. It is argued that walking will make you feel less strained and will give your brain more oxygen and thus help you to concentrate better afterwards.
Even if you feel lazy, all these little exercises won’t take as long as you think they will. Indeed, most of them are an activity that is supplemented to something you would be doing at work anyway. They will certainly get you in the right frame of mind for the busy day you are living.
Student in media and languages, Madeleine is passionate about multiculturalism, the environment and food. She strives to write insightful positive content on various topics.