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Take an active lunch break

You will go back to work feeling refreshed, revived, and more able to concentrate for the rest of the day.

Whether you go for a brisk walk, cycle, swim, or to your gym for an hour, doing exercise of any kind helps to break up your day and motivate you for your remaining hours in the office.

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Excessive sitting

Sitting for an extended period is linked with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and an increased risk of death from heart disease and cancer.

Excessive sitting may also slow metabolism, which has an impact on the body's ability to regulate blood pressure and blood sugar, as well as br...

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Get movement into your working day by making a few simple changes

  • Walk to a co-workers desk to speak with them instead of sending an email.
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Park your car a few blocks away from your work entrance.
  • Take the "scenic" route to your...

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Recommended work-based standing behaviors

  • standing or light activity for 2–4 hours during work hours for workers who are mostly desk-based
  • using sit-stand desks or standing workstations to break up sitting-based work regularly
  • avoiding prolonged...

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Re-engineer the work environment

  • remove chairs and desk seating
  • encourage walking meetings
  • create walking tracks
  • introduce a pedometer program
  • use mobile sets instead of traditional phones
  • introduce games to the workplace
  • offer acti...

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Cycle or walk to work

  • Cycling to work has been linked with a reduced risk of death from all causes, and a lower cancer risk.
  • Both cycling and walking to work have also been associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • People who walk or cycle to work have a lower body m...

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Just 30 minutes of activity...

... on 5 days each week (going to the gym, cycling to work, or going for a lunchtime walk) could prevent 1 in 12 deaths globally.

Injecting physical activity into your working day could reduce some of the health risks that are elevated by being sedentary.

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"The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness." - Schopenhauer

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Easy Ways To Fit Exercise Into Your Day

Stop wasting these regular periods of the days and turn them into exercise time with no fuss:

Morning commute - get off the bus or train early and walk or run part of the way. Bike to work instead.

Lunchtime - go to the gym, for a swim, a run or a brisk walk.

Evening - can't get...

How many break to take during a day

Taking breaks restore your motivation, consolidate your memory, increase your creativity, and prevent decision fatigue. Research suggests we need to take a break for 5 to 10 minutes every hour or so and a longer break (more than 30 minutes) every two to four hours.

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Increase your energy levels by exercising

Increase your energy levels by exercising

This may sound silly, but daily fatigue can actually be a way for your body to tell you that you need more stimulating activities.

Exercise raises your metabolism, boosts your mood and helps you sleep better at night. If hitting the gym ins't for you or doesn't fit in your...

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