6. Adjustable Desk Top
I tried the idea of a standing desk a few years back, but unfortunately it wasn’t adjustable, so sitting down wasn’t an option. I thought I could get through a long day at my desk without sitting down, but I was wrong! I went from having back problems, to having different back problems. Ideally, I want the option to sit and then stand, sit and then stand.
If you’re desk-bound like me, you know exactly what I’m talking about! I found this adjustable desk top on Amazon and couldn’t resist sharing my find. You can just rest it on your existing desk and adjust it from standing to sitting in 3 seconds.
Not only does standing (at least a large portion of the day) help relieve pain and improve posture, but the extra calories burned over the course of a year can easily add up to a 5-15 pound weight loss.
7. Take Advantage Of Commercials
Everyone knows that watching TV isn’t a good calorie burner (unless you’re on a treadmill or stationary bike!), but that doesn’t mean you can’t offset the couch potato inside of you a bit by using the commercials as your opportunity to get up and be active. This can be something as simple as getting up and doing a quick chore, running up and down the stairs, or getting on the floor and working on your six pack — just as long as you make it a point to get up off of the couch for every commercial!
8. Get Fit At Your Desk
No time for the gym because your desk chair owns you? Apparently, you are not the only one! Which is why someone came up with this genius desk chair gym to work on your upper body strength without having to even get up. You could also just store a few weights or a resistance band under your desk, and get a decent workout little bits at a time throughout your workday.