Top 5 easy ways to stay physically fit in your 9-5 deskjob

by Carl Frederik Waage Beck on oktober 18, 2009

I don’t believe in 9-5.

That is, I don’t believe in the traditional way 9-5 is carried out: You get in at the desk, turn your computer on, while it boots up go grab some coffee next to the water cooler, sit down at your desk, work, eat lunch and work at the desk, work, get up and go home.

Sprinkled with blackberry texting and the occasional shuffle to the toilet.

The human body was just not designed to be sitting 8 hours in front of a screen. We are built to be active, move around, work in alternating circumstances. The obvious solution to this physical limitation is to set the workers free and let them work where, when and how they please. Hopefully that’s how everyone will be working in the near future, but traditional thinking prevents this by focusing on the risk of employees shirking.

So for now we will have to make do with:

The TOP 5 easy ways to stay physically fit in your 9-5 deskjob:

1. Don’t skip breakfast, and remember some fat + protein along with those cereals (Keeps you from the cookiejar until lunch)

2. Get up and walk around for about 2-3 minutes every half hour (prevents tiredness while working)

3. Get a desk that elevates. (Improves circulation in your legs during the day)

4. Take a 10 minute break every hour (Hey, not facebook, old school – outside)

5. Make your calls on the cell-phone and take a walk.

Career mindedness does not mean staying chained to the desk.

Enjoy, Carl

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