Tips For Walking More When Working A Sedentary Job


Working a desk job comes with some perks, but it also means you may be sitting down for 8 or more hours a day. While in theory, it may sound nice to be able to sit while you work, it’s actually not good for your health to sit without moving around throughout the day. You may not have the option to get up from your desk as often as you would like, but by using the time you have, you can get in more steps which can improve your mental and physical wellbeing. 

Use your breaks

Walking during your work breaks is mentally stimulating and good for you physically. If you can, go outside and walk around a park or your neighborhood. If this isn’t an option, consider walking up and down your building’s stairs or hallways to get in extra steps. If you have extra time at lunch, use that time for a quick walk.

Stay active outside of work hours

If you live near your workplace, take advantage of days with nice weather, and walk to work instead of driving. While you’re likely tired after working all day, walking your dog around the neighborhood, or following your kids on their bikes is another simple way to get in more steps. Schedule weekend activities that involve lots of walking like a trip to the zoo or an amusement park. 

You don’t have to join a gym to stay active

Joining a gym works out well for many people, but it’s not a necessity. Walking regularly is great exercise and it allows you to clear your head and just enjoy being outdoors. You may wish to invest in a walking pad to use when you can’t get outside to walk. Like a treadmill, it has a moving belt that allows you to walk at various speeds. But it’s more compact and easier to store. 

Walking has many benefits to your physical and mental health. But if you work at a desk, your time to be active is limited to your breaks during your workday and the hours outside of work. Sneak in walks when you can as a way to mentally decompress and keep your body healthy. 

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