The average office worker spends the preponderance of his or her day seated, hunched over a computer, getting very little activity, other than the occasional jaunt to the bathroom or coffee maker. On top of that, the increasing demand for long office hours totally saps many people’s motivation to exercise when they get home. They plop down on the couch, order some food, and watch the season finale of Dancing with the Stars.
In other countries, notably Japan, office workers spend a few minutes doing calisthenics each day to break up the monotony of 12-hour cubicle marathons. It’s important to note that sitting at a computer or device for long periods of time not only leads to slowed metabolism, fatigue, and loss of cervical lordosis--or more colloquially, text neck--but it could literally be killing you slowly. Here are a few ways to keep yourself active at the workplace to reduce these negative effects:
Some offices also allow you to switch out your chair for a stability ball, which will help tone your core all day. Chances are you won’t be alone in your quest, so talk to your coworkers to motivate each other. And of course, you’ll need the right gear, so don’t forget to pick up a few pairs of Unfettered Socks to keep your feet dry and odor-free during your daily exercises!
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