Many Americans spend their days behind desks, which can be harmful for their health. On top of this, with winter here, people are much less inclined to exercise or be active after work. Fortunately, there are a couple of solutions for those of us that spend our time on the computer and behind a desk.
Different workplaces across the country understand that working at a desk all day can be detrimental to productivity and health. There has been a recent surge in offices that have implemented active desks for their employees. Essentially, these desks allow you to stand or walk for periods of time while working. Employers have seen an increase in overall happiness amongst the workplace.
With this solution, remember that you still should not be on your feet all day. This can lead to problems such as stress, pain, callouses, plantar warts, and more. If you are used to a more sedentary lifestyle before using an active desk, be sure to focus on proper foot care and maintenance.
Your lunch break can easily turn into a hurried meal at your desk or co-workers going out for a caloric meal. While there is nothing wrong with going out to eat with friends, limit this to no more than once a week; your wallet and waistline will thank you! Taking the time to walk around the block a couple of times during your lunch break can really make a difference in how you feel and how productive you are.
While you do not need to be exercising all the time, if you are sitting at a desk all day, it is a good idea to get in the habit of exercising at least three times a week. A great tip is pack your gym clothes in the morning and bring them to work. That way, you can just go right after rather than tempting yourself to stay home when you go to get ready for the gym.
Living a sedentary lifestyle is harmful, but so is ignoring foot pain when you feel it! Understand that foot pain is not normal; contact Alpine Foot Specialists to schedule an appointment if you find yourself experiencing problems with your feet.