While working is something that majority of Americans have to do in order to survive, sitting all day can be a killer. Sure, sometimes you don’t feel like getting up and want to send your assistant to get your coffee, but getting up and getting it yourself is really more beneficial to you and your own personal health. Getting up and moving while at work allows you to stretch your bones, and freshen up a little bit. Here are 7 Reasons You Should Walk at Work:
Walking is a great time to relax and take a moment for yourself. You can use this time to listen to your playlist, and removing any stress or negative feelings from the day. Now you’re relieved, and doing something positive for your health at the same time. Strap on your Mio Fuse Heart Rate Training and Activity Monitor (Aqua/Black) and see how many steps you can take.
When lunch time rolls around, leave the car in the parking lot, and walk to go pick up your lunch. This will allow you time to exercise, while saving on gas simultaneously. Pick up a Pedusa PE-771 Tri-Axis Multi-Function Pocket Pedometer w/ Belt Clip Holster and check out how many steps there are to your favorite restaurant and back. TIP: If you really want to start seeing more savings, leave the car home some days.
Find Something New in the Area
There’s always something new going on or being built, giving you something new to see. This is especially true if you live in a bigger city. During your next break, take a stroll and see something new. Perhaps it’ll be a new store that you want to shop at, or a mom and pops diner that you hadn’t noticed before. Get out there and explore.
It Helps You Live Longer
There are many different benefits to walking. One of the greatest benefits is that walking can help you live a longer life. Studies have shown that people who speed walk at 2.25 mph or more live a longer life than those who walk more slowly, sharing the same sex and age.
It Gives You An Excuse To Enjoy The Weather
Get outside and take in the beautiful weather. If you’re looking to get a tan, walking is a perfect excuse to get outside. These days, you’re not too sure how many nice days you’re going to get, so take full advantage when they’re present. Get out of the lunch room and get out into some sun.
While being at work, you usually build friendships and relationships with co-workers. However, if you’re a good worker, you don’t really get much chat time because you’re busy with your day. Getting up and walking around, when permitted, allows you time to stretch your legs and socialize with other co-workers. Your Polar A300 Fitness and Activity Monitor will be a great tool in telling you when it’s time to get up and move.
Help the Environment
Walking more and leaving the car at home is a great way to not only improve your own physical health, but the health of our planet as well. If you’re within a short distance, try walking or cycling with your Polar RCX3 BASIC Heart Rate Monitor Black. If you have to drive due to distance, there are still other ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Try using public transportation or carpooling instead.
Now you have many reasons to get up and move. Who knows, walking around may actually get you employee of the month, as studies have shown that work performance can be improved by between 4% and 15% when people engage in physical activity on a regular basis.