Updated: Mar 4
It is no secret that physical activity holds plenty of health benefits. An active lifestyle not only lowers the risk of heart disease factors, hypertension, diabetes, it also has positive effects on our mental health.
If your day consists of long periods at a desk, behind a computer, or even driving, then you may be at risk of physical and mental strain. An inactive lifestyle can lead to weight gain, weaker muscle strength, poor blood circulation, and even a weakened immune system.
Because most of us can't avoid sitting behind a desk or spending hours in traffic, we must make movement part of our workday.
Here are some of the warning signals that you need to get up and moving:
Is your back, shoulders, or neck stiff and sore? You might be developing postural fatigue. Time to get up and stretch it out.
Is your vision blurry, your eyes tired, or dry? Your eyes are taking the strain. Time to get up and change your scenery.
Are you struggling to focus? You might be suffering from mental fatigue also known as brain fog.
Are you experiencing a tingling sensation in your fingers, wrists, or legs? Your blood circulation is struggling. Time to get up and get your blood pumping.
How to make movement part of your workday:
Take the stairs.
Get up and move at least once every 30 minutes or find a balance between sitting and standing every 20 minutes.
Take your lunch break outside or take a walk to a nearby lunch spot.
Instead of sending e-mails to your colleagues, get up and walk over.
Take 15 minutes during your day to meditate:
Sit or lie down on the floor.
Close your eyes and breathe in counts of 1-2-3-4
Turn your focus on each breath.
Add a supplement to your diet. We recommend Sportron's Neurotron and Mental Fitness. Both are dietary supplements that will help you cope nutritionally with the challenges of a busy and stressful world. We also love Sportron's Circutron that assists the circulatory network (your arteries, veins, and capillaries) open and functioning.
A brisk stroll outside - alone or with colleagues - can reduce stress, clear your mind, and increase your social and energy levels. If you need more motivation, then just consider the following health benefits of an active lifestyle:
Time to reflect and get rid of brain fog
Increase of happy hormones
Better mental health
Need we say more? ;-)
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