In this day and age, with the onset of automation, many of us spend long chunks of time sitting down, staring at a computer screen. Even manual laborers and other vocations that have an opportunity to work outside fall victim to putting the body through wear and tear.
That's why it's important to stay active. It's important for the office worker to find ways and reasons to get up from their desk and it's important for the mechanic to get out from under the hood a few times per shift to engage in some healthy activities that you can do pretty much anywhere.
Read on for a few tips and tricks to stay active while at work.
1.) Incorporate a Team Stretch
Get your coworkers involved so you don't feel like you're being watched. It's important to get up from your desk once every hour to engage in some simple stretches. Try to incorporate some yoga moves that address your spine, your neck, your shoulders, and your hips.
2.) Join the Company Softball Team
If your job has a company softball team, that's a great excuse to get active and to be a part of the team. You'll get to engage with your cohort in a brand new way.
3.) Volunteer Yourself
If somebody needs someone to go on a run, guess who that someone should be? You! Whether it's across the office or across town, volunteering yourself to take care of tasks is a great way to distinguish yourself at work, show your boss you're someone to be relied upon, and even gets you out of the desk or out from wherever you perform your job.
Bonus Pro Tip: Ride Your Bicycle to Work!
We hope some of this information helps. If you feel like your job has your back, neck, or spine out of whack, contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today. We'll get you back to active in no time.