Working in a deskbound office job can oftentimes contribute to a sedentary lifestyle. If you're like most people in Singapore, your workday is long and the stress can be exhausting. Sitting for 8 hours at our desk, it's not uncommon that we don't move too much throughout the day, making it easy to neglect our health in this environment. If you haven’t been able to stick to your regular exercise routine, it doesn't have to be this way! There are countless ways to include healthier ways of working in your daily life. From adjustable desks to standing desk exercise bikes, here are some things that can make it possible to stay fit while working:
4 Smart Ways to Stay Fit at Work
1. Opt for a height-adjustable desk
Find yourself sitting down for long periods of time, resulting in fatigue and discomfort? This is why height-adjustable desks are a great investment to reduce stress on the back, neck and shoulders by offering the option of standing. If you want to shift positions occasionally, you can count on a height-adjustable desk to easily transition to standing. It’s a great solution anytime you feel it’s time to stop sitting and start standing.
Designed with ergonomics in mind, our electric height-adjustable office desks can help to encourage a healthy sit-stand balance with its easy-to-use programmable control panel. If you’re considering this for your home office use, our Ergoworks desk designs also come with anti-collision safety features and rounded table edges to keep your workspace safe around children. Check out how our electric height-adjustable office desks can enhance the comfort and productivity of your office in the following video:
2. Set up a standing desk exercise bike
With that in mind, you can also switch up the standard work desk with a standing desk exercise bike instead - which is essentially a stationary bike that you can use while sitting in your chair. This means adding some movement to your deskbound work and pedalling leisurely without compromising your work productivity.
Or if you’re in the mood to increase the intensity, there’s up to eight adjustable settings to customise the tension resistance according to your needs with our Ergoworks All-in-One Desk Bikes. In fact, this will come fully assembled, so you can get to burning some calories instantly. Discover how our desk bikes work in this video:
Additionally, if you’ll be using it in the office, rest assured this type of desk bike operates quietly so it won’t distract or disturb colleagues near you. By investing in a bike that comes attached to the desk, you can easily swap out your workout routine and incorporate exercise into your everyday activities.
3. Consider a sit-stand desk converter
Not planning to change your existing desk anytime soon? An alternative to a full height-adjustable desk, simply place a sit-stand desk converter on your own table that allows you to switch to standing at ease. Various sit-stand desk converter models can complement your current work setup, which makes them a practical choice to continue making full use of your current workstation. To accommodate both your laptop and monitor, take a look at our Ergoworks Electric Sit Stand Desk Converter that comes with a top-tier work surface to get started.
4. Practice healthy habits at work
Besides improving your office desk setup, there are also some particular habits worth changing for a healthier work lifestyle. Simple changes like taking the stairs instead of the lift and getting up from your chair to stretch can go a long way. By staying active throughout the day, you can avoid the potential back and neck discomfort that comes with long hours of sitting.
Here’s to a Healthier Work Lifestyle
With just a few adjustments, it’s possible to work towards being fit without having to take time out of every day. Whether you’re powering through work with your standing desk exercise bike or changing up your work habits, you can get one step closer to improving your general well-being at work. The best part is, you can easily make the switch with Ergoworks. Drop by our stores to find the right fit for your work needs today.