I eat lunch with my students and would LOVE to nap, but it's not going to happen, lol! But I've done the 15 minute desk workout during my planning time before and I've started walking around the playground at recess. Every little bit helps....
I have had to put into my head, I don't care what people think, I'm going to do a few leg lifts at the copy machine, when I wait for my water to boil for my tea, do a few pushups on the wall, and so on. I really dislike when work places try and do the ďlets get healthy" thing, and then stick their noses in your business when you do. Itís taken me 4 years to loose what I have lost so far. I cannot begin to tell you about the jealous comments I receive, Gang stick with it, and don't let any one tell you any different
grrr... I was doing several of these tips at work, but then I go in trouble! I have a desk job... I work at a bank, but my employer told me to stop doing all of the "little exercises" that I was doing throughout the day to keep my energy up... so now what!? I still walk on my lunch hour and to and from work, but I do find myself getting tired an hour after lunch... boo :( But for those who can do these tips, they do really help!!!
4/21/2010 2:08:05 PM
Some of the tips are practical but some wouldn't work in my work place with open work plan and no real private areas. At one job I tried to go into a quite place and do a hero's pose to stretch to keep me from getting too stiff. Someone would always find a way to walk into the quite little room I had found and think I had hurt myself or needed some coping skills with stress. Being the only one who did some sort of exercise at work, besides walking stairs or hallways, I was deemed 'weird'. Attended a seminar where we stopped the course at 3 p.m. and we had to stand up and do stretching and breathing exercises as a class. That really helped because everyone usually nods off after lunch at seminars so this instructor was wise to make us stretch.
I'm glad to hear I'm not alone in napping over lunch. I take a 15-20 minute cat nap on days when I'm dragging and it gets me through the afternoon. The only problem is that coworkers think I'm sick and wake me up to inquire. I set the cell phone alarm so I don't have to worry about oversleeping.
1/22/2010 9:45:10 AM
My building has five five flights of stairs, the typical offices I need to go to are only two flights. I'm making it a goal to do the enitre five a couple times a week. My question is, how do can I track my activity through my iphone application? Thanks for your help!
Good tips, except for the nap. I'd love to, but I haven't met any employer yet that is ok with their employees napping, and my own boss certainly would look down upon that too. Sleeping at work looks like slacking.
Like a breath of deep crisp mountain air...this article will surely help me. I drive all day from patient to patient wtih home health nursing. So I sit alot but do have some periods of walking (short distances).
now I am convinced by the nap! As most workaholics (and dog owners) I don't get enough sleep as I'm out of bed at 5.30 most days and never in early enough to make it 7 or 8 hours (even on Sundays). I discovered power naps when I was writing up a thesis a few years ago and it's been my secret weapon. Even in the library (never mind what the people say! I know what I' doing!) - and I'm just only discovering that stepping up on the elliptical (as most of my work is done from home) will do wonders when I feel drained and sleepy!
7/15/2009 9:24:03 AM
Mike - Thanks SO much for this article. Your articles are the best, and the ones that I always save to read again later! I work at home in front of a computer all day, so this was just what I needed to jumpstart the slump I've been in!
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