Here are my best tips and things that I used to do religiously!
1. Keep a healthy snack drawer. So many offices are filled with junk food from the break room to the candy jar on your coworker’s desk. I stocked my snack drawer with peanut butter, 100-calorie almond packs, nuun tablets, applesauce cups, and protein bars. When I got hungry in the late afternoons, I had something to grab rather than reaching for candy.
2. Invite your coworkers for a walking meeting. My days were simply filled with meetings and often I felt like I never moved, other than walking between my desk and a conference room. Since I had some like-minded, active coworkers, we instituted walking meetings for simple, shorter meetings where detailed note-taking or presentations weren’t needed.
3. Stand up. When I was on marathon conference calls, I would take 10-15 minute standing breaks. Often, I would slip off me high heels in favor of the flats I left at my desk,and stand up and do some light stretching while I listened in to the call. This strategy worked well when I wasn’t the primary person speaking. I definitely wouldn't recommend it if you're briefing something important!
What do you think? How do you stay active when you're sitting at a desk most of the day?
And for some additional tips and options for healthy snacks you can check out the following:Healthy Snacks Page
Healthy Snacks for Work Page
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