Researchers and physicians agree that sitting for long hours even if someone has a relatively active lifestyle can have a negative impact on people’s health.
The great news is that there are many ways to combat or at least mediate the negative effects of sitting for long periods. On our sister site RanchView Senior Assisted Living’s blog this month, we discussed ways to combat the negative effects of prolonged sitting including having walking meetings (especially for virtual meetings!), getting in a cardio burst by briskly taking the stairs, using voice dictation software to “write” while you walk, and taking three, five to fifteen-minute wellness walk breaks throughout the day. Below are some additional ideas for incorporating movement breaks into your day.
And, of course, bonus points if you can bike or walk to work! This starts your day on the right foot with improved circulation, mental clarity, and a boost to your overall well-being.
Take More Mini Movement Breaks!
Treadmill at Your Desk
Several popular walking pads can fit under a desk and be folded up for easy storage. This is a great way to kill two birds with one stone, and many individuals report a clarity of mind while walking.
Take five minutes for a mini-movement break within the four walls of your office. Warm up by walking and moving your limbs for a minute, then do ten push-ups, squats, and jumping jacks (or step-outs if jumping isn’t your jam).
Stairs and Longer Routes
This is pretty self-explanatory and a suggestion that has been around for decades. Whenever possible, take the stairs instead of the elevator. Intentionally incorporate stairs into any routes you need to take during your workday, whether you’re using the restroom or getting to the cafeteria for lunch. These small moments of intentional, extra movement can make a profound difference over a lifetime.
Schedule a Tour of Beautiful BayView Today!
BayView Senior Assisted Living is a memory care community in coastal Point Loma that works to provide a healthy and active lifestyle for your loved ones. We’re dedicated to providing gentle, individualized care and support services for residents living with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia.
Our home is a caring place where your loved ones can age gracefully and with dignity. With an innately authentic and genuine staff, we offer unparalleled service to all residents in a warm, comforting atmosphere. Additionally, the health and safety of your loved one is our top priority; therefore, we have a secured perimeter environment and trained staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We Cherish our Residents
We absolutely love what we do at BayView Senior Assisted Living in Point Loma and cherish the time we spend with our residents, who truly are like family. We aim to improve the physical, social, and spiritual aspects of our residents’ lives. Our team is dedicated to providing a loving, supportive environment in the San Diego area that enriches their lives and ours. We also offer accommodations for those who are receiving end-of-life care.
We’re here to answer your questions and would love to show you around if you’re interested in scheduling a tour of BayView Senior Assisted Living.