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    • Poppy1984
    • By Poppy1984 7th Aug 19, 4:27 PM
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    How to be more active working a 9-5 desk job
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    • 7th Aug 19, 4:27 PM
    How to be more active working a 9-5 desk job 7th Aug 19 at 4:27 PM
    Hi has anyone ideas how I can be more active?

    My Mon-Fri 9-5 job is extremely sedentary. I'm office/desk based. There's no stairs in our office and it's relatively small so it's not like I can walk around loads. I have a membership at the local sports centre and aim to go to classes or swimming 3/4 times a week and I walk lots at the weekends but I don't think it's enough to combat how much I sit a day.

    I know the recommendation is to do around 10,000 steps a day but on week days I'm lucky if I get to 2,000/3,000 it's shameful!

    I'd love tips for generally upping my daily activity
    19-02-18 Total Debt 30,322: Loan 26,522, Next 815, Very 1600, Tesco Credit Card 1600
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    Tesco 1,600/ 1600
    now closed Emergency Fund 190/300 saved
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    • custardy
    • By custardy 14th Aug 19, 5:46 PM
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    The office is tiny as is the car park, they'd look at me like I'd lost the plot if I got up to talk to them all the time. I have to drive to work as I need my car for meetings (more sitting) there's no where that I can park further away and walk in. I just feel like I'm becoming a slug
    Originally posted by Poppy1984
    Park much farther away and cycle?
    • Poppy1984
    • By Poppy1984 16th Aug 19, 10:23 AM
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    Park much farther away and cycle?
    Originally posted by custardy
    This would be a good option, but not for me. I don't have a bike, if I did I wouldn't feel comfortable cycling on roads and I need my car at work for going to and from meetings.
    19-02-18 Total Debt 30,322: Loan 26,522, Next 815, Very 1600, Tesco Credit Card 1600
    PAID Next 815/815 now closed Very 1600/ 1600 now closed
    Tesco 1,600/ 1600
    now closed Emergency Fund 190/300 saved
    Loan 19,164 remaining
    Original DFD Aug 2024 New DFD Aug 2023
    • kimkim123
    • By kimkim123 14th Oct 19, 12:00 PM
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    the 10000 steps a day was made up as promotional material for the Korean Olympics wasnt it?
    • halogen
    • By halogen 14th Oct 19, 1:42 PM
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    I'm interested in this one as well. I work in an office job 8-5 and another office job 6-8. I find being on my feet for more than 5 minutes intensely painful- all checked out by the GP and physio, just need to be more active- and I find pushing through the pain barrier a challenge as just getting up, going downstairs to the toilet and then grabbing some water about as much as I can take.
    • shwetaa
    • By shwetaa 21st Oct 19, 6:42 AM
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    You can also do some breathing exercises while you are on your desk. This will rejuvenate your mind and get you some concentration. Along with this, you can go for a walk or some sports on weekends. You can also take a little nap after lunch by which you can feel fresh.
    • le_veilleur
    • By le_veilleur 22nd Oct 19, 3:33 PM
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    I also find that not the amount of exercise I get, but what I do is what is important
    I used to mix cardio with yoga or boxing with yoga and it felt best. I try to mix something very active with something that simply helps me relax, work on my flexibility and deeper tissues
    • JackyBoo
    • By JackyBoo 29th Oct 19, 6:26 AM
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    Understand that exercise gives you energy, and at work you spend it.
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