I'm an Administrative Assistant and a huge portion of my day is at a desk inputting information on computers. I try and get up to move around and it's just enough to get the kinks out of a bad knee which tightens up. When I get home, I feed my pets and try to find time to ride my stationary bike or do free weights. If I get on the couch and sit, I'll sleep! LOL
You can't wait for motivation to strike; sometimes you need to dig deep into yourself and find the motivation on your own.
I also sit at a computer all day for work. I did bring my walking shoes in to help encourage me to get up and take a walk during lunch. Often, I work through lunch though. Think I might just need to take that walk regardless of how much work there is on my desk. After all, when I die, I am sure no one is going to stand over the grave and say "But she worked so hard, even working through her lunch." LOL Better I do something for my health... something for me. I am not told to work through lunch by the way, it has just become habit. Time for a new habit.
Live well, play hard and enjoy life. It really is too short.
I'm a receptionist and need to get coverage any time I want, or need, to leave my desk. Because our company is so small, it can be really difficult to find that coverage, even for potty breaks. LOL I can't even do a break during lunch because ours are working lunches.
I sit at a computer 10 hours, most days for work. I do take a quick walk break about ever hour & a half. My leisure time is also pretty sedentary, reading or embroidery. I’ve never been the sporty kind of girl!
I got this message in my email and wanted to share it. - Moss
Exercise No Excuse For Sitting Too Much http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/
NEW YORK, January 12, 2011: Increasingly, research is focusing not on how much exercise people get, but how much of their time is spent in sedentary activity. The latest findings, published this week in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, indicate that the amount of leisure time spent sitting in front of a screen can have an overwhelming, seemingly irreparable impact on one's health.
Prolonged inactivity appears to sharply reduce the activity of an important enzyme called lipoprotein lipase, which is responsible for breaking down circulating blood lipids and making them available to muscles for energy, Dr. Stamatakis said. Lowered enzyme activity leads to higher levels of fats and triglycerides in the blood, and to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Exercise has very little impact on the enzyme's activity, he said.
The study focused on recreational TV screen time because it's the easiest to curtail, Dr. Stamatakis said. Those who spent two hours a day in front of a TV screen for entertainment were 2.2 times more likely to have had a cardiovascular event. But he encouraged employees who work at computers all day to get up and take breaks and short walks periodically.
I overcame my spiritual obesity, now for the physical!
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