As we know, exercise is important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and keeping your body in good shape as you age. However, if you are someone that has a busy work schedule it can feel hard to try and fit a dynamic work out into your schedule. It can be difficult to allocate time outside of work and it’s not like you can fit exercise into your work schedule, or can you?  Here are 6 Steps to Help fit exercise into your busy work schedule.

 

Abandon the chair

If you’re someone who works at a desk all day, you’re really not doing your body any good. A good way to combat this is by abandoning the chair and installing a walking desk. This means that your body isn’t just sitting unused all day, as you can actually move around while you get some work done. If you decide that you want to do this, then you may have to consider why you should wear compression socks.  If you’re on your feet all day, your body may start to feel the effects, and pressure may build in your legs. Compression socks are a great way to combat this and will improve the Blood flow to your heart, making you healthier overall.

 

Use the stairs

This is something that people often neglect when going about their daily business at work, but you can benefit massively from choosing to take the stairs instead of using the lift. The lift may be a tempting option if you want to get somewhere fast, but the small change of using the stairs instead of the lift can really benefit your health in the long run. Sometimes using the stairs can be faster too, as when it comes to using the lift you have to wait for people to get in and out which can really be annoying.

 

Walk to Work

If you live at a reasonable distance from your work, why not walk? Walking is a very good way to stay in shape and walking instead of driving or taking the bus will also save you a lot of money in the long run. It will also help the environment if you choose to walk also, which may tempt you into choosing to walk.

 

10-Minute Exercises

If you are someone who works long hours then it may seem unreasonable to consider fitting in time to exercise. Now, a quick solution for this is to do a number of quick exercises in place of one big exercise session.  This means, instead of doing a full 30-minute workout, take 10 minutes 3 times during the day to do short exercise routines. You can find plenty of short, high energy work out videos available online. Or you can make up some of your own, activities such as push-ups and sit-ups are great for this.

 

Work out with Coworkers

If you have a small business meeting ahead of you, why not make it a fun game of tennis where you can get some exercise done while hashing out any new business plans. This is a great way to fit a work out into your day, but also get to know your coworkers in a competitive environment.

 

Get your Office Active

The more people in your office that take on your health kick, the easier it’ll be to fit exercise into your work schedule. A fun thing that people are doing all around the world is office exercise time, this consists of all of the office getting active at a specific time. This can be anything from completing a lap of the office or doing a little dance, it can be a very fun activity.

So, you’ve decided you want to spruce up your office. Even if you feel your office space is on the smaller side, there are still plenty of options to make the best of the space you have. If your space is too cluttered, messy or plain, it can also have a negative effect on your workflow so giving your office a makeover won’t just improve your mood, it will also ensure your office space is somewhere you want to be. So, to get you started, here are 6 design ideas to make your small office a place of inspiration and productivity.

Plants

Proven to liven up any space, there’s nothing more aesthetic than a plant to help spruce up your office space. Not only will they provide your office with more oxygen, but they also look cute and will help brighten your mood. You can look around to find the perfect plant for you and your office. Just be sure to water it as often as it needs and buy a plant that requires the right amount of light available or they may meet an early grave – not cute.

Art

A perfect idea to perk up any space, art is an amazing and simple way to make your office an interesting place to be. Just search around for some art you like, could be a painting or a photo you like. It doesn’t matter, just treat yourself to a print and hang it up above your computer.

Chairs

If you’re spending the majority of your day in your office, it’s only logical that you invest in a comfortable chair. Your back and butt will definitely thank you in the long run. There are also plenty of designs out there for you to choose from, just visit theotheo, a site designed to give you so many options for the perfect office chair, you’ll be sure to find the perfect one for you and your office space.

Desk stuff

Looking for the right things to decorate your desk will help personalise your space. Things like pen holders or notebooks will help you stay organised but can also be a cool addition to your space. Just be sure not to get too much or you risk over cluttering your space – which will only end up stressing you out.

Pinboards

More of a practical addition but adding a pinboard can help with decluttering some of your notes and other pages from your desks. You can also use it to pin up photos or other decorative items like fairy lights to make your space a lot more like you.

Shelves/Storage

Again, more of a practical aspect, but you have to be sure to have the right amount of storage space in your office. Get yourself some new shelves in your favourite colour and you’ll have more space to put some new decorations, like your new plants! A new desk is also a great way to spruce up your office, make sure it has some handy drawers and you’re all set.