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Why Workplace Happiness Matters – plus 7 tips to reduce sitting time
Use a standing desk if you have the option. Standing gets your muscles working and burns more calories than sitting.
Use the stairs.
Cycle to work. Or walk to work if this is doable.
Do a 30-min gym workout at lunch time if your gym is close.
Go for a walk during a morning tea break or lunchtime to get out in the fresh air to re-set and de-stress.
Have a meeting outside in the fresh air, rather than sitting around a desk with colleagues. I even know one company that takes managers to a fitness class to do strategy sessions!
Take stretch breaks if you are sitting for long periods. Stand up and move around a little.
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