I have a kettlebell in my cube. I take a break every 30 or 40 minutes and do KB swings or goblet squats, etc.
I was wondering what others do to stay somewhat active if they have a desk job and sit all day long.
I get two 15-minute breaks (which I usually don't take) and an hour lunch. At lunch, I take 15-20 minutes to eat and then spend the rest of my time walking. I can usually get in two miles in 30 minutes. I just feel terrible for always sitting. This definitely isn't how Grok lived. But there's nothing I can do about it except take advantage of the breaks I'm allowed. I will try to get in a workout before or after work as well. Also, (and this may sound a little weird) I started a daily squat challenge and there's so many of them to do (yesterday's was 235) that its impossible to do them all in one session. So when I have to use the restroom at work, I will also do some squats in the stall. It gets my heart rate up and I can get in the day's squat goal fairly easily.
Anyway, is anyone else in this situation? What do you do throughout the day to be active?
I put my monitor on a stack of boxes so I can stand up at my desk whenever I want. I do calf raises, squats or tricep dips when no one's looking.
I move around a lot, making sure that the staff that works for me are sitting at their desk and doing their job properly...
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I do push ups and tricept dips against my credenza.
I walk, run, ice-skate or roller blade at lunch (our office tower is right by a park), and eat at my desk while working throughout the day. I stretch in the quiet room or an empty meeting room. I go for a circle or two around he floor. I tried working standing but that did not work well for me. I got too tired and work did not get done.
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Use your breaks to the maximum. Also, do something before and after work and use your potty breaks to just walk around a bit extra.
I used to set a timer that went off and told me to do something such as climb a few flights of stairs or do some pushups. Nowadays I just say I need to walk over to the other building to deliver something.
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At least once an hour I go to the furthest bathroom away from me (3 stories up, and ~100 yards over). I drink a lot of water, but sometimes I just check my hair.
If it's slow and I can get away with being away from my desk, I just walk around.
I use my lunch hour to workout. Luckily my gym is a quick drive from my office since winters are too cold to do anything outside.
After sitting for 10+ years I finally got a standing desk! Before standing, I used to stand while on the phone or whenever I could. Now I fidget a lot. I pace side to side, do leg lifts, squat, whatever to just move while standing.