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Get Up From That Desk




I often spend hours sitting behind a desk. I will set my phone to chime every hour and remind me to get up and stretch, move and even do a few jumping jacks. I find that at the end of the day, if I will get up and move at least once every hour I don't feel near as "worn out" at the end of the day

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  • Great ides. thanks for sharing. - by AMBER461
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  • Great advice I am putting to use now! - by DRTOVAH
  • THANK YOU FOR SHARING. emoticon emoticon - by DIAMOND102
  • Great idea :) emoticon - by THEATREGIRL3
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  • Smart Move! Everyone needs to incorporate this! - by PYNETREE
    How interesting. When I worked, I got up frequently, but never realized that it was making me feel more energetic. Thanks so much for this post! - by VAINVT
  • Great idea. Thanks for sharing. - by LEANMEAN2
    It does help to get up and move every so often. emoticon - by IDLETYME
  • emoticon advice... emoticon - by NEENSTER1
  • I love this idea and will bring it into my working day as of tomorrow! emoticon - by WALKINGCHICK
  • I try to get up and move every hour and take 2 20 min walks during the day.
    I will try the phone chime. That will remind me. Thanks. - by LADYMARCIA1
  • I have done this before but thought it was a little to obsessive. Thanks for validating - by OUATEONE2
  • Thanks for sharing. - by LEANMEAN2
  • This is so true! I take a few breaks from my "desk job" throughout the day to go up & down 6 flights of stairs. - by NHEMBERGER
    This a great idea. Setting an alarm to remind me to get up sounds like a way to keep my feet moving emoticon - by FABISERVANTES83
  • What a super idea! I will definitely be implementing this when I am back at the office next week! - by ALANAHALAPIJA
    Thanks for sharing. - by BANNERMAN
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    I set an alarm on my PC at work, since I was there for hours on end.
    Since being laid off, I need/will set one up here at home after I submit this.
    for the reminder

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  • I would love to have one those desk elliptical. Does anyone have one? Do they really work? - by DJHUMPHREY
    It really helps to move. - by VAINVT
  • Great idea. - by DELLMEL
  • I get up & walk the hall & back. - by CECELW
  • I take walks to the restroom and while there, I do stretches & some of the strength training moves from SP's exercise list, like wall push-ups. - by MAURIZIA
  • True! I have to remind myself to get up and hit the restroom, or stretch or something. I have found that if I drink all that water, I will need to get up! - by ACOFFIN
  • I have motion sensored lights in my office. Sometimes the lights go out on me because I've been in the same position for so long with making any movement in my office at all! Good suggestion. - by TSCHNEIDER527
  • I do the same thing when I a knitting for hours, my timer goes off and I walk or exercise for a few minutes to get the kinks out. - by KNITTABLES
  • Great idea. Thanks! - by NINERGAL63
    even just going for a walk to the bathroom helps or go to talk to someone face to face rather than using the phone or computer.

    all these things help to keep us moving while at work - by GABSTER26
  • I love doing push ups at my work station,it gets others wondering why ! :) emoticon - by CAPTWOLFY

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