Career Advice

Hey You! Sitting on Your Chair! Get Up!

Emma Wragg Posted by Emma
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Exercise is important for everyone but it becomes even more important when you work in a desk job. So why should you make sure that you move more during the day and how can you incorporate that extra movement?


Why is it so important to move?

Your body is stuck in that same position for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week- that’s right 40 hours a week (I’m sure I don’t need to tell you how many hours you work a week). If you don’t move/stretch your body you could end up with neck and back pain and dreaded headaches. When I rock up to the massage therapist I am always told - yep your neck is really tight- you really need to remember your stretches whilst at your desk.


Make that gym visit at lunchtime

I know, I know, it’s a pain to pack all of your gym gear and have a shower and then feel sweaty afterwards but it’s really not that bad. I make an effort to go to the gym at least one lunchtime every week (I know it’s only once but everything counts right)


Even 10 minutes can make a difference

We make it an effort in our office to go for a 10-minute walk in the morning and in the afternoon. Those 10 minutes of fresh air can make you feel so refreshed and when you come back to your desk you will be even more productive.


Get off the bus a stop earlier

So, I haven’t actually tried this one but apparently it helps! If you try this let me know if it helps you!


Buzz Buzz- This is your reminder to move

You will stop that damn smart watch from buzzing on your wrist! 150 more steps required this hour – okay, okay, I’ll go for that walk if you just leave me alone.


As the saying goes, “move it or lose it”. So, get moving now!