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6 Tricks to Keep You Active and Healthy in the Office All Winter Long

It’s winter and you haven’t been outside for a good jog in months—we’ve all been there.

Here’s the thing:

Even though it’s cold as the dickens out there, we all still have to make healthy choices. You’ve heard that sitting all winter is bad for your body and mind, so what are you going to do?

By building great habits in and out of the office, you can find your happiest and healthiest self. Let Office Systems Co. show you how it’s done in 6 easy steps:

  1. Build Exercise Habits

Instead of just forcing yourself to exercise, try taking a look at the habit behind the action. Those who’ve mastered their exercise habits either love it, or are just so used to it that they forget what they used to dread. For tips on building and reinforcing new habits, click here!

  1. Invest in Ergonomic Tools

Standing desks, yoga ball chairs, balance boards, and treadmill desks all have one thing in common—they break up your sitting time! If your company offers a program for these sorts of items, apply for them right this second. If not, seriously consider making the investment for your own health.

  1. Set a Timer

It’s recommended that you leave your seat every 30-60 minutes. That’s all fine and dandy, but it’s so easy to forget. Get a timer and make sure you’re taking the breaks your brain and your body desperately need!

  1. Reach for Water, not Snacks

We’re all guilty of reaching for just one more snack, but this can become a real problem. Try replacing your snacks with water so you can hydrate instead of eating sugar. Fun fact: dehydration can trick your body into thinking you’re hungry when you’re really just thirsty!

Bonus Tip: If your snacks are an important part of your diet, keep them away from your desk so they’re a reward instead of a temptation. Aim for high protein options!

  1. Bring a Lunch

It’s easy to eat out at a restaurant or fast food joint when you’re stuck downtown for your hour-long lunch break, but there’s a better way. By bringing your own lunch, you can monitor your nutrition while you save the money you would be spending on steak sandwiches!

  1. Use Your Lunch Break

It doesn’t take a full hour to eat, so get up, stretch, or go for a walk. Those 45-60 minutes can turn your sedentary lifestyle around!
Here at Office Systems Co., we want to make sure the 40+ hours a week you spend in your office are as enjoyable as possible!!