Rethink your office.
Standing desks keep employees on their feet and off their seat. But if you’re like 99% of the world and don’t yet have a standing desk, try to get on your feet as much as possible. Every morning, make it a point to stand when you read your emails. Don’t roll your chair around your office to get to your filing cabinets; use that time to stand up and move. When you take a phone call, use that time to walk around the office. Small changes, practiced consistently over a long period of time, can pay of big time.
Earn bonus points! The next time you’re waiting for a client to arrive, or for a meeting to begin, take 30 seconds and try this standing stretch. Step inside a doorway and place both hands on the doorjambs at shoulder height with your feet hip-width apart. Very gently, and very slowly, let your body stretch forward. Let your head and neck relax. Take a deep breath in, and let your body continue to relax forward as you breathe out.