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For someone who loves to be outside, and especially in summer, why wouldn’t you like to work outside?!

But for all those people that don’t have the luxury of an outdoor job, I have devised some tips for you on how to make sure you stay as fit and healthy and energetic as you can be. I have been on the other side – I did used to have a 5 days a week, 8-5pm desk job, but after a career change 5 years ago, I now LOVE what I do!

For those of you that are stuck behind a desk (even if you love your job), here are a few health tips for office workers you can do to stay fit and healthy, while also making sure you have lots of energy throughout the day and are not tempted to have that 3pm nap underneath your desk or go for that 3pm sugar hit!

  1. Exercise in the mornings – this will will pump you full of energy ready for the day – more on this here http://www.blueskyfitness.com.au/when-is-the-best-time-to-exercise/
  2. Get up from your desk every 45mins or so, walk around, grab some water, go to the loo or just stand up and have a stretch!
  3. Get outside at lunch time – eat your lunch outside, or just go for a walk and get a bit of fresh air
  4. Take your own lunch (save money) and eat healthy, at least you know it is fresh and what has been put in it. Then just try and get away from your desk to eat it – even if it’s for 20-30mins, you will feel recharged and be more productive throughout the afternoon.
  5. Go chat to people, rather than email – unless you don’t really want to talk to them!
  6. If you work in a tall building, take the stairs, not the lift! Why not, great cardio workout, great for the legs – might make you a little sweaty, so why not do it on your way home, go down the stairs, then up and then down again – repeat it as many times as you can – always challenging yourself! If you have a shower at work, do it before work or during your lunch break instead!
  7. Ride to work if you can, even if it’s once a week or if you happen to live close to work, walk or run, rather than drive
  8. If you are not a morning exercise person, why not organise a lunch time workout session, or an evening workout session with a Personal Trainer – if you are Melbourne based, visit my website www.blueskyfitness.com.au
  9. Don’t forget to eat breakfast, it will set you up for the day – just make sure it’s nutritious
  10. Limit the amount of coffee you have each day. Ideally none, but if you REALLY need to, limit it to 1 coffee a day, black is best!
  • Very logical and practical, just need to make sure you prioritise it.

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  • Thanks for sharing these tips; very helpful.

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  • This really is practical and sensible advice, have been doing a lot of these things, makes a huge difference. Thanks as always wonderful useful articles you put up. x

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  • Great article, thanks for the advice! Even working from home it’s like being in an office as you are still stuck inside for a fair bit of the day.

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  • Great article thanks for sharing

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  • I need get up and walk around more often..

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  • when I was an office worker, the morning exersice really was the best to get the blood pumping for the day

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  • sitting down all day can make you very unfit

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  • keep track of how ling you have been sitting

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  • What a great article, thanks for sharing.

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  • For your health you should spend five minutes away from the computer every hour, that’s a good time to fit some of these activities in – not that I always do, but I do try. :-/

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  • great article to read, thanks for sharing

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  • Wonderful advice, a very motivational article.

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  • essentailly, tips are get up, up, up!

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  • Thanks a lot for sharing. I enjoyde reading it. Great article.

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