Standing is the New Weight Loss Program
One of the best ways to stay healthy is to eat well followed by an active lifestyle and routine exercises. But some people that have a sedentary job which includes sitting all day while at work or at home, have found no chance to go to the gym or even do a 10-minute regular exercise.
To counter the harmful effects of prolonged sitting, some experts advocate distribution of standing desk converters to workers as an innovative office design. Remember that any physical activity such as brisk walking and standing requires more energy, thus burning more calories.
Consider the following suggestions.
TAKE A STAND
Standing uses more energy and burns more calories. Make a conscious effort to walk while talking on the phone or having a standing meeting. Use a standing desk converter and spend most time standing while you work.
EVERY 30-MINUTE BREAKS
For every 20 minutes of sitting, stand up for 8 minutes and 2 minutes of stretching. Do it regularly and you will feel energized and productive
DO THE WALK
When you want to check on an officemate, walk to his or her table, cubicle, or office. Use the bathroom far from where you stay. Park at the other end of the building just to add more opportunity to walk
BALANCE ON ONE FOOT
While standing, lift one foot an inch off the ground, for at least 2 minutes, then change feet. This will improve your balance and exercise your core and leg muscles.
STAND WHILE YOU PUT YOUR SHOES ON
Check if you can balance while putting on your socks and shoes without touching the floor. This will be challenging and do it every day adds more fun.
ALWAYS IN A HURRY
Walk as if you are late for the time in, walk and check how fast you can reach your destination. Surely walking fast burns more calories than an idle walk.
USE THE STAIRS
Going against the gravity uses more energy which is why it is more tiring to climb up the stairs. But the result could be rewarding. Losing weight could be your biggest determination without gym time.