Although I exercise regularly and enjoy being active, my job is a sedentary one. I sit in front of a computer for a good portion of the day. Tuesday through Friday.
I have tried several strategies to fight sit in one place syndrome. Previously, I constructed a stand up desk using boxes and cardboard. Problem was...while I liked standing, I also wanted to sit sometimes but taking a computer on and off a box back onto a desk became a pain in the ass. That simple. Occasionally when the back feels tight I will set up the boxes and stand for awhile but it is not a regular practice. I still think it should be.
Another strategy I employ is running up and down the stairs several times a day. I never take the stairs to the second floor unless I am carrying something awkward or big or heavy.
So today, I decided to bring in my 25 pound kettlebell to work and give it a swing.
I did a set of 4 hand to hand swings in the privacy of my office...I did 10, 12, 14 and 20 hand to hand swings four times. I did a rest period of 10 seconds after 10, 15 seconds after 12, 20 seconds after 14 and 30 seconds after 20. I only did it once today but that may increase.
Did I change...hell no. I wore my skirt and my leggings but I did take off my boots. Check it out...
What do you do to fight a sedentary work day?