Just like most people with a desk job, I spend a good part of my work day sitting down. I would say that out of my 9 hour day, 7.5 hours (possibly more) are spent with my butt in the chair. Bathroom breaks, lunch, and the occasional meeting in another building are the main reasons I get up and move. Sometimes if I am really busy I will make sure to get up and take a nice stroll around the building because if I don’t my hips sometimes get pretty tight if I sit for too long. In all honesty it is not that hard to stay active even if you have a desk job. I know some Intrepids with a desk job try to move around throughout the day. Some of us get up and walk around every 20-30 minutes. One Intrepid makes sure that she works on the “band-less no $ drill” for 10 reps every hour. I even believe that someone converted their workstation to a standing position. Mark’s Daily Apple had a very cool post on exercises that can be done in the office. His main focus is on the movements that can be done without being “that guy/girl” in the office. You can read the article here but below are a few movements that are really easy to do.
What are some of the ways you stay active behind your desk? Post to comment s and share! I would love to try some of the suggestions that are made.
Partner WOD- 5 Minute Stations / 1 Minute Rest