How To Stay Healthy If You Work At A Desk All Day

Many of our modern society work online, however, sitting all day behind a computer can be risky for our health. Here are tips to stay healthy. 

HOURLY BREAKS

Working for long hours can take a toll on your back. If you take breaks, it will help to improve focus and to increase performance. Take a break and stretch. Don’t feel like it’s a waste of time because your body needs it. Don’t forget to take a break to avoid feeling drained at the end of the day. 

MOVE YOUR BODY

Take stairs, avoid elevators. Do you walk at least 10,000 steps daily? If not, you have some work to do. If you work at your desk all day, you don’t have the motivation to walk because your body is tired.

As a result, you will go for easy options such as driving and taking elevators instead of walking. Find extra steps and burn more calories.  A standup desk has made an enormous difference to my work and body.

FIXED FITNESS SESSIONS

Most freelancers who work at home or in an office don’t have time for workouts. Somehow make exercise a non-negotiable part of your day. Many health experts suggest thirty minutes of working out will be quite helpful. I need at least an hour of exercise daily.

Listen to your body and commit to giving your body what it needs. You will not only maintain a desirable weight, but you will keep diseases away. Exercising will reduce cholesterol, risks of heart diseases, and improve heart function.

Physical exercises also help to rejuvenate your energy so your performance will improve. Determination and discipline will play a significant role in helping you maintain a fixed schedule. 

STRESS RELIEF

Don't underestimate the enormous effect stress has on your health. Nailing those deadlines, pitching for new clients, maintaining existing clients and continually promoting your freelance writing gig is not for the faint-hearted. As any fellow business owner will tell you, stress must be managed. Find a stress-relieving technique that you can see yourself loving.

Of course at the beginning of anything new you might find yoga or meditation challenging but stick with it. Commit to a new technique for at least a month before deciding if it is for you or not.

For me yoga, swimming, walking in nature, breathing techniques, working out and having a laugh are what works for me. Try a few of them and come back and share with us what works for you.

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