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You ruffle through essential and some not so essential papers on your desk, swim through a sea of emails hoping not to drown and attend multiple phone conferences in an attempt to meet project deadlines. Before you know it, eight hours have flown by, and you have barely moved away from your desk.
Understandably, you have many important tasks to complete, but did you know that according to research, sitting for prolonged periods can have the same or worse effects of smoking. Not being active can also cause weight gain, which can be of significant concern for women.
Many experts suggest that you get up from your desk to walk every hour or walk to your co-worker’s desk instead of calling. But with all the tasks you have on your schedule, you may not have enough time to move as you should.
Just because you have a desk job does not mean you cannot be a fit chick. It only takes a bit of creativity. Surprisingly, many devices are entering the market to keep individuals fit while at the office.
No worries because I have put together a list of nifty devices that will help you get or stay fit while you are a BOSS BABE.
How to Stay Fabulously Fit While Working an Office Job
Resistance bands are a cost-effective discreet way to build muscles without weights while sitting at your desk. They come in variable resistance levels to meet you at your fitness level. When you are done doing your resistance training, toss them in your desk and move on to the next task.
The foot Hammock improves posture, increasing comfort, and overall health.” It is made for the average office worker who spends at least “six hours a day” at their desk because it allows users to rest their feet and stretch their legs without having to get out of a chair.
Workout without all eyes on you. The Activ 5 is a portable, full-body workout and strength training device. You can complete a full-body work out at your desk in less than 5 minutes and track your workouts in Activ 5 training app.
Under Desk Elliptical
Work fitness into your daily routine with an under-desk elliptical. Cubii Jr features a built-in display monitor to track your calories, distance, strides, and RPM. Enjoy a guilt-free workout without sacrificing work time.
Turn your desk chair into an active one by placing the disc on top of your chair, adding instability to strengthen your core while improving posture and sitting comfortably. You can easily use the balance disc in combination with a variety of strength and balance exercises to increase core strength and balance.
Varidesk – Standing Desk
Sitting all day … standing all day … it’s really the “all day” part that’s the problem. Your body wants to move, and the VARIDESK makes it easy to switch between sitting and standing throughout your workday.
The perfect companion accessory to your VARIDESK, this durable mat cushions and supports your feet, knees, hips, and back as you work while you stand.
The VariDesk Chair engages your leg, back, and core muscles and gives you the freedom to move throughout your day, letting you stay active while seated or leaning. Its low back encourages proper posture while seated and offers a wide range of motion.
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Many of us find that our daily motion is limited because we are tied to our computers. Fluid Stance decks allow you to engage in natural movement while remaining focused on the task at hand. The Plane improves your balance by engaging your leg muscles and also provides for twisting moves that activate your core and keep you moving.
The Fitbit has a nifty function in which the band vibrates every hour to remind you to move. The Fitbit Blaze also has an on-screen Fitstar workout that gives you step by step workout instructions and coaching.
All-day, you are humped over a desk, eventually causing posture issues, aka “humpback,” pain and back stress. Posture Correctors helps you maintain a good position of your upper back, and it relieves you from pain and ailments caused by a prolonged incorrect posture. When you began to use your Posture Corrector, you will immediately feel how the elastic straps gently pull your shoulders into the right position.
Smart Hydration Reminder
You don’t have to be at the gym to need to stay hydrated. The human body is made of about 75% water, so It is very important to keep your body hydrated to help keep your body fit. The Ulla Smart Hydration is smart technology that fits any bottle and reminds you to drink with a blink to help keep you hydrated, healthy & fit.
Be Fabulously fit in the comfort of your own desk with one or more of these creative gadgets.
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