Office workers spend as much as 5 years of their working lives sat behind a desk. It’s easy to figure out that’s a lot of time being inactive. With most day offices workers sedentary and seated at their desks for up to nine hours or more, every day, the need to break to mould and keep fit and focused is very important. Simply heading to the gym once a day won’t reverse the negative side effects that sitting for so many hours at work has on our health.
Here are some tips on how to refresh your office routine.
Make it Green, a study found that having household plants around the office increased employees moods and increased their productivity by as much as 15%.
Use a standing desk, not only do they make the office trendy, they can burn up to 52,000 calories per year for each user, whilst a recent study found that standing at a desk increases productivity by a staggering 46%.
Mix it up, if you hold meeting on Monday’s mix it up, change the day, the time, take the meeting outdoors. Breaking up routine encourages staff to change the way they act. An outdoor meeting is more informal and can help generate new ideas.
The Varidesk Pro Plus 36 is a great standing desk, that just slots onto your current desk. Allowing you to sit to stand in under 3 seconds. Varidesk also has a free to use app which reminds you to stand throughout the day. Desks start from as little as £150, visit uk.varidesk.com for more information.