Fitness at Work

 

As a chiropractor I talk to patients on a daily basis about living a healthy lifestyle. One of the keys to a healthy lifestyle is regular exercise.  I have heard all the excuses and even used them myself at times. I know you are busy and there are a lot of demands on your time. However, I know it makes life even harder if you are   trying to get everything done that needs to be done but are not functioning at your optimum potential because of an unhealthy lifestyle.

 One way to improve your fitness at work is to take advantage of the        opportunities that are available to you on a daily basis. Opt for those activities that demand more effort over those that are more convenient. For example, use the stairs whenever possible. If it is an option, use your own horsepower to get to work via running, walking, or biking. Keep it as a part of your    consciousness to move as much as possible. Not only will it help you burn calories it will help you stay more alert and focused.

Another benefit to healthy living is that many insurance companies and businesses offer incentives for       individuals who demonstrate that they are living a healthy lifestyle. Find out if that applies to you and take  advantage of those opportunities. Lunch time walking clubs, company sports teams, and interoffice  competitions are great ways to get more people on board and create a built-in support system.

Finally, put some thought and effort into how you are eating while at work. If you don’t plan ahead it is easy to run to the vending machine or order take out to fill the void that is causing your hunger. Unfortunately, your healthy options in those  circumstances are severely limited. By packing a lunch you can plan ahead, create a  balanced nutritious lunch and save some money. There is no downside and it only takes a bit of planning and a little effort.

 These are just a few ideas to get your wheels turning. I encourage you to start coming up with some of your own ideas of how you can become more active in your work environment. This will be a great start       towards a healthy lifestyle that will help you get more years out of your life and more life out of your years.

 

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