Each one of us is forever on a journey to be healthier and happier, but it can be hard to do so when you're stuck behind a desk eight or more hours a day. There are all sorts of ways to stay healthy when you sit a lot; however, as many of us have experienced, these changes can be so challenging to permanently incorporate when you're already distracted by emails, texts, meetings, deadlines, and heavy workloads. Let's be honest with ourselves: We want to be healthier at work, but we also want it to be as easy and simple as possible, seamlessly integrated into our jam-packed schedules.
And it turns out that minor adjustments might be the ticket: Harvard researcher Teresa Amabile discovered that the biggest workplace motivator was small but daily progress. Setbacks damage our momentum the most. Instead of committing to 10 hours at the gym a week to try to offset the time you spend sitting, why not start with baby steps that are easier to tackle day to day?
Being healthier when you sit all day doesn't have to be so daunting. Try experimenting with these seven ideas, and you may very well notice an improvement in your overall mental and physical wellbeing.