We all know that sitting is bad for us and walking is good for us. That’s why we are seeing an increase in walking while working with things like walking meetings and treadmill desks. It’s an easy way to improve your health despite a sedentary desk job that many of us have.
Today we are looking at ways to walk while working and benefits of walking while working.
How to walk while working
Buying a treadmill desk is an easy way to increase the amount you walk during the work day. Walking while working is easy and can add up over the day with many people walking 3 miles or more on average.
While a treadmill desk does require an upfront investment (only $500 for the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk, it’s a huge benefit to your long term health. Walking while working will reduce future health expenses and pay for the treadmill desk many times over!
Walk Breaks with an Activity Tracker
Get out of the office to talk walk breaks. Take a five minute break several times during the day and walk around either outside or within the office. Go visit friends on the other side of the building. Walk to the restroom and to get water. Get up and out of your desk area for as many walk breaks as possible during the day.
Buy a Fitbit One Wireless Activity Plus Sleep Tracker to count your steps during the day. Use your activity tracker or pedometer it a game to hit 10,000 steps and
Walking meetings have caught on in some companies and should in others! Walking spurs creativity and helps you think outside the box, which is great for lots of companies. If you are having lots of small 2-3 person meetings, suggest going outside for a walk for part or all of the meeting. This works better when it’s a lower number of people in the meeting but it’s definitely something you can implement in your business to improve your health by walking while working!
Benefits of Walking While Working
There are many benefits to walking more during your day and walking while working. Here are a few of the great benefits we love about walking:
- Lowers blood pressure
- Relieves stress that builds up from working
- Reduces risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes and more
- Improves your digestion and helps with stomach troubles
- Relieves insomnia and improves sleep habits
- Increases overall fitness levels
- Boosts creativity and thinking for work
- Boosts your mood and makes your happier
- Better than antidepressants
- Boosts brain activity and slows age-related memory decline and Alzheimers risk
- Easy to multitask while walking with practice
Clearly there are a ton of benefits to walking more at work!
If you’d like to get all these benefits, all you need to do is start walking more! Get out of the office for breaks, take walking meetings with colleagues, counting steps with an activity tracker and start working while walking at a treadmill desk.
Enjoy your walking while working and congrats on your improved health!