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5-Minute Power Boosters for the Office

Keep Your Body Fit and Your Mind Alert

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  • I was exhausted yesterday but then did 2 10+ minute Spark videos and got a huge lift. One of these will work, thank you.
  • This had lots of good tips
  • BILLTHOMSON
    I walk a 1500 steps at night walking around the house, making my phone calls.
  • BILLTHOMSON
    Sent this article to a friend.
  • PHHHISC
  • Most of these things work best for younger people in casual setting. Not sure a law office, accounting bull pen etc would be as open to doing anything but work on work time. After all $$$ is made in billable hours.
  • Retired and just try to keep moving. When I was in a cubicle I made my own "door" - masking tape on the floor. Angle in to show door open. No angled tape door closed. Simple. But truly while I am not self conscious most of these things do require an actual office if you are working and a job where you could multi-task. My job didn't offer these luxuries. Options-wear wooden soled clogs if you walk a lot-hard to find but worth the effort. Great of posture. Get a weighted vest - 5 and 10 pounders. You move, you are also lifting weights. Avoid office gossip. Helps to stay positive and focused. My computer did not allow open internet access-interior firewall. We also had to check phones before coming in. Today's offices seem more fluid and permissive but also much less professional. Call me out of date and old fashioned.
  • These same ideas work well for me, retired and at home most of the day.
  • Thanks for this helpful list-- I am able to squeeze stress balls in each hand, without neglecting my duties--!
  • It may seem like a too simple to be true, but I have a 30 minute timer set on my cell phone. When it rings, I get up and move. I try to stay up for 30 minutes if I can but if I need to get back to the desk, I reset that timer and when it rings again my butt is back up and moving!
  • I do have a stability ball for a desk chair (on a wheeled base so I can utilize it the same as a chair and it doesn't escape when I stand up), and it doesn't really help my posture at all. I can slouch just fine on a ball.
    Where it makes a huge difference for me, is it puts less pressure on my lower back, reducing the back pain that can come from sitting too much (yay desk jobs).
    I've been standing up every time the phone rings lately, and occasionally getting up to do some squats or desk push-ups. Getting better at fitting in little bursts during the day!
  • I walk for my lunch break and encourage my coworkers to join me, though they rarely do. I have motivational messages posted to my work space to inspire me to stay on track, as the boss frequently buys both breakfast and lunch for his staff.
    Wall pushups, lunges, and squats can be done when taking a bathroom break - I also work in a common room so don't necessarily want to advertise my exercise!
  • Oh what I wouldn't give for an office door

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