Healthy Living in the Office

By: Justine

As a full time student or a full time employee, you may end up spending a lot of time sitting at a desk.  Long periods of time can lead to a bad habit of an overall sedentary lifestyle and increased disease risk.  As an Exercise Science major, I could go in depth about the physiological reasons why you should incorporate physical activity into your daily life but there are more effective ways of going about that.  Simply put, breaking up your day with a few minutes of activity after a long period of sitting can do you a lot of good.  In order to achieve this, you can do something as easy as going for a short walk on your break, or as intense as a session in your office gym-space.

Healthy Living

In order to get you started, here are some links for workout ideas that you can even do at your desk:

Not only is a fitness routine an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but so is a healthy diet.  Often it can be all too tempting to run and get fast food or order delivery for lunch.  Not only can this habit add up over the year in cost but could also be adding inches to your waistline.  Here are some ideas for healthy and simple lunches that you can bring from home:

Healthy living is part of happy living and not something that you dread, and it’s something that you need to take one step at a time.  No matter what sort of healthy lifestyle changes you decide to incorporate, make sure that it is something that you enjoy!

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Photo by: Abdullah AL-Naser

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