3 ways to keep fit at your desk

New week, new resolution! We all know that sitting on your butt all day in front of your screen can get a little tiring. You might get a numb bum, you might doze off a bit…or you might just be worried that you’re not getting the exercise you need!

There’s been an increased focus on the effects that a sedentary lifestyle can have on your health, with changes being made both at home and in the workplace. More and more people are turning to alternative office chairs to keep themselves on their toes, literally.

Here are three ways to keep fit at your desk.

1. Stand

Standing desks are something that have become more and more popular in recent years. This is a good one if you find yourself feeling a bit sluggish in that post-lunch Pret chicken and avocado baguette wrap slump (we can all relate). Extra plus is that if you’re wearing a great outfit, you can show it off much better if you’re standing up.

2. Run

A treadmill desk might sound a bit extreme, and don’t get me wrong I’m with you there, but this is a thing that is seeing increasing popularity. Maybe this isn’t one for when you’ve got a day of meetings, but a light stroll while you catch up on emails could be relaxing and ensure that you don’t sit for too long. If you don’t have time to hit the gym before or after work, then this is a great alternative, allowing you to get some light exercise in throughout your day.

3. Bounce

An exercise ball for a chair. Yes you read right. If it was me, I’d probably fall over in the middle of a conference call so if I’m honest, this isn’t much of an option. However, just like the treadmill desk, the use of an exercise ball instead of a traditional chair will allow for a spot of light exercise throughout your day! And a bit of fun too because you could always buy a Space Hopper and use that as a chair. Or maybe not.