Healthy Sedentary Office Work

A recent article, 5 Ideas for staying fit at work says that staying in shape while in the office is hard– sedentary office routine poses damage to our health.  Therefore, finding ways to move frequently throughout the office can help us keep active and engaged.

Here are four ways to keep you moving at work in a commercial office space.

  1. Walk around.

Instead of sending a quick inquiry through email or chat, you can walk around and talk to your coworkers face to face. It does not only allow you to get up from your desk from time to time, but it also promotes successful communications.

  1. Do some simple habits.

Give yourself a healthy reason to get up every now and then. For instance, while waiting to download a file you can do some back and shoulder stretching, or during a quick discussion in a meeting space with your colleagues you can remain standing.

  1. Make a quick exercise.

Get up from your desk and have a quick walk outside your  office space or just walk around the office while talking with a colleague, find a partner to join you for a five-minute workout.  Also, there are some desk exercise equipment you can use, like dumbbells, resistance bands, hand exercise balls and balance discs.

  1. Use ergonomic furniture.

Make your sedentary office lifestyle more active by using ergonomic office furniture like kneeling chairs, leaning/standing stools, desk bikes, adjustable desks, ball chairs, under-desk mini stair steppers, ergonomic footstools, arm exercisers and hand exercisers which help prevent muscle and joint pains.


These tips can help you stay fit and active at your office.  A well designed office space also helps sedentary office routine more comfortable and engaging.  YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of business looking for everything from plug and play offices to full service virtual offices. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.

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