Diet & Weight Magazine

An Active Desk Job

By Hblack79

Good Morning!  We have all made it to Thursday and that just leaves one more day until Casual Friday & the weekend, woo hoo!

I’m just popping in real quick this morning to say hello!  I’m about to head out the door to work and we have an out of office event this morning, so I’ll be stopping by real quick to check on things at the office, then heading out to the event at the country club.  I love out of office days because it gets me out from behind a desk for a little while.  I certainly don’t want them too often because then it’d be hard to get work done, but I enjoy them on occasion.  Lately, I’ve been behind the desk a lot.  I’m thankful that I get to leave early on Monday & Wednesday to go coach Girls on the Run, but I still find myself getting restless from sitting  I need to start combating that.  I’ve been thinking this morning about a few ways to do that and here’s what I’ve come up with.


  • Stand Up Desk

I did this a few months back, but I haven’t been using it lately.  I moved out of my big office to a cubicle last December, but recently I’ve moved back into my big office where it’s more convenient to do a stand up desk.  I need to bring this back into my life!

  • Running on my Lunch Break

The other day, a girl in my office invited me to join her for a run during lunch.  It was absolutely perfect and just what I need in my life during the week.  I tend to pack my lunch anyways so I can eat healthy and save money, so eating at my desk while I work is typically going to happen anyways, but then I still get a small workout and pull myself away from the office for a quick 30 minute run.  It was awesome!

  • Take a lap around the office every hour

I need to be better about getting up and walking around for 5 minutes every half hour or hour throughout the day.  I love how fitness gadgets help you do that – vibrating when you’ve been sedentary for too long or something to the effect.  I haven’t actually owned one of those yet, but I hope to get one in the near future so I can use that as a way to gauge my activity throughout the day.  It’s nice to take a little stroll around the office for a quick 5 minutes just to get my legs moving.

  • Drink Lots of Water

Not only do I actually need the water throughout the day to stay hydrated and to assist with all the fiber I try to have within my diet, but drinking plenty of water will have me going back and forth to the bathroom throughout the day which is just extra walking and moving around throughout my day.

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