Are You A Desk Potato?

Long commutes, lengthy desk sessions, and nightly TV marathons … all this sitting is now called the new smoking and it’s really bad for us. Yup. I’m pretty guilty of doing marathon sessions at my desk. How about you?

The good news is you can improve your flexibility and strength – and your productivity – in just a few minutes without ever leaving your workspace.

A little bit of movement and exercise can …

Keep you alert and focused. Exercise increases blood flow to your brain, which sharpens your awareness and ultimately improves your job performance.

Kick up your energy level. It’s the foundation that determines how much you can get done in a day.

Improve your brain function. When your brain is performing at full capacity you can focus, concentrate and make better decisions.

It’s time to do some desk-ercise! Check out these easy-to-do-while-working-at-your-desk exercises and stretches:

5 Office Yoga Poses (that won’t freak out your co-workers)

Desk Exercises To Make The Most Of Your Workday

Strength Train At Your Desk (without a soul knowing)

Stomach Exercises To Do In The Office

The Wall Slide – if you sit in front of your computer all day, try this stretch

Do some desk-ercise … get more done!

About Georgina Forrest

Georgina Forrest is a Productivity Coach & Organizing Specialist at Smartworks! Enterprises Inc. in Red Deer, Alberta. Her credentials include Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®), Organizer Coach, and membership with Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) where she has attained Gold Leaf status – a designation acknowledging her as an experienced professional organizer. Her specialties are geared toward increasing productivity, streamlining administration and decreasing stress in the workplace. She will teach you how to manage your time, space and information so you can be more effective and efficient at work. Additionally she offers training programs, productivity coaching and time management-related presentations.