If you’re concerned about staying mentally and physically fit, whilst working a traditional office job, continue reading to discover a few handy tips on how you can stay mentally and physically fit.
How to stay mentally and physically fit when working in an office: 4 Handy tips and tricks
- Make sure to use your lunch break to complete quick work out and grab a bite to eat
While you may be tempted to try and work through your lunch breaks, if you want to work on staying mentally and physically fit it’s imperative to take a break from your office chair and work, in order to give yourself a mental break and to take an opportunity to get in a quick work out. If there is a gym located within a 5-minute walk of your office, you may want to consider signing up for a membership.
However, if there is no gym located within a short walk of your office, it’s still worth getting into the routine of packing a bag of workout gear as you’ll be able to go for a 30-40 minute run during your lunch hour.
Just ensure that you leave yourself 10 minutes to enjoy a healthy, balanced lunch. Which will refuel your body after your grueling workout and will ensure that you’ll have energy to focus on your work, for the rest of the working day.
- Keep a water bottle next to your work desk at all times
If you want to stay mentally alert throughout your working days, it’s well worth purchasing a reusable water bottle, which you’ll be able to fill up at your office’s water cooler. As you’re far more likely to keep hydrated, if you have fresh water on hand, rather than if you have to walk to a water cooler or an office kitchen, in order to pour yourself a cup of water.
- Consider walking or cycling to work, instead of driving or catching public transportation
Another way to remain physically active, whilst working a 9 to 5 office job is to forgo driving to work or catching public transport, in favor of either walking or cycling to work. Depending of course, on how far the commute is from your home to your office. As a bonus, not only will you dramatically increase your fitness by walking or cycling to work but you’ll also eliminate most of your transportation costs!
- Take the stairs to your office’s floor instead of catching an elevator
Another easy way to increase your mental alertness and your fitness level is to get into the habit of taking the stairs to get to your office, instead of taking an elevator. As taking the stairs will get your blood pumping, which will help you keep focused and alert and will burn a fair number of calories.
Contrary to popular belief, it’s not impossible to stay mentally and physically fit if you work a traditional office job. Simply follow the four health-related work tips listed above in order to get started.