The benefits of exercise in reducing stress and supporting the overall health of your body are well known. If you sit in an office at a desk all day, then you may feel you are forced to exercise only outside of work hours by walking, running or engaging in a fitness program at a gym. While this is certainly helpful, you remain fixed at your desk for hours on end each day. Essentially, you have a sedentary lifestyle interrupted by intense periods of exercise.
If you can add small bits of exercise to your day, throughout the day, the health benefits multiply. Keeping your muscles and heart working harder at various intervals during the day helps to reduce stress and builds endurance. Some people have developed a set of specific exercise routines that you can perform while sitting at your desk. That may work, but performing an exercise routine that distracts you from working where you count repetitions, breathe heavily and build up a sweat may create unwanted attention from your boss and co-workers.
You can make a few small adjustments to your work routine