Regardless of what business you’re in, many offices share a common similarity: a sedentary work culture. Studies show sitting is a major contributor to employee health issues. Try these simple tips to minimize the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle and create a ripple effect that could change office culture for good.
1. Improve ergonomics around the office – stand more than you sit (Varidesk).
2. Take two to three short breaks throughout the day to perform these four office stretches.
3. Turn inconveniences into exercise (parking farther away, taking the stairs, walking and talking).
4. Hydrate – Water helps improve short-term memory, focus, alertness.
— Kyle Barrow, Functional Movement Systems