So this blog entry isn't entirely about the gym but of the workplace. My workplace to be more precise.
I work in an office building full of cubicles. It's quite a maze--trust me.
I use to be that employee who would stay behind the desk with my eyes fixated on the computer in front of me--the perfect specimen to an authoritarian boss.
Not too long after, my back started aching, I became overweight and depression became my new best friend. I questioned my relationship with my wife and son and at one point wondered why life in general was turning against me.
It wasn't until I got to know my office bestfriend who happened to work on the other side of the building. Not before long, I was visiting my new bestfriend periodically during the day. My confidence improved. I lost weight. My depression deminished.
A few weeks ago, I came across an article in Redbook Magazine suggesting taking a three minute break every hour at work to walk around. Walking around the office helps "engage your muscles and improves blood flow which helps metabolism."
I totally agree. However, I should add that taking a break from your computer does help with your social skills, creativity, and mental health.
Source: "You're typing away at your computer," Jamie Beckman, Redbook Magazine, October 2011, page 100
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