Two words, good posture.
Stop. Did you just do what I think you did? Did you just sit up a little straighter?
Next time you walk into the elevator or a big meeting, think about what your posture says about you as you pass through those doors. Then try these exercises for better posture.
It’s early morning, pouring rain, headed to the office in Soho (70 minutes, stuck in traffic, bumper-to-bumper, followed by a soaking 30 minute walk). Rain coming in sideways. I feel like –
Wellness in the Workplace
Now, while big corporate decides whether there’s enough ROI (return on investment) around creating a “corporate wellness” program at your office (read: you healthier in their work camp), organizations are adding things like energy-absorbing flooring and enhanced air and water filtration. That’s all well and good but you must take matters of health into your own hands and back to your cozy cubby.
Movement + Meditation = My Medication
When there is no time to work out in the morning I walk the five miles to and from work.
Walking at various speeds with intervals of stairs help me stay energized throughout the day and less guilty about not getting to the gym. Except when it rains really hard. Then I’m just like, what was I thinking?
That’s why I have invested in some serious commuter gear – I have provisions -umbrellas, rain coats, knapsacks, rain boots, you name it.
Love these rain boots and my jacket below from Uniqlo
Learning on the Go
Podcasts I listen to at the gym and on my warrior walk to work.
- The Unmistakable Creative – brilliant interviews with super creative people.
- The Tim Ferriss Show – the #1 business podcast on iTunes right now
- School of Greatness with Lewis Howes – because he just wants to get better and better and so do I.
Or sometimes I simply walk and meditate. Huh? How do you do that? Well, you breathe and walk and just be aware of the fact that you are breathing and walking. Unless you are like me and want to Instagram every little stupid thing. Then you might want the guidance of a walking meditation app.
Movement meditation can be a very accessible way to restore the equilibrium of the mind.
Workouts During the Work Day
Not as powerful as sweating it out for 45 minutes on the elliptical at the gym, moving throughout the day gently keeps my body and head in check. Evidently, according to this Forbes contributor, there is something to this fidgeting.
Here’s what I am trying to do every day at work.
- 10 Exercises to Do at Your Desk on Forbes.com here
- A full glass of water (8oz) every two hours.
- A healthy lunch – salad with protein.
- Two 100 calorie snacks. Almonds or apples. (buy in bulk at Costco).
- Always take the stairs and go outside every few hours.
- 1 minute of breathing meditation at my desk on the hour.
- A moment or two to laugh. Best of Jimmy (Fallon) here
- Network – spend a little time connecting with others.
Listen to this brilliant Tim Ferriss episode “How to Build a World Class Network in Record Time.“