The best project you’ll ever work on is YOU!!
I will start this topic as bluntly as I can. Answer one question honestly, Are You Fit?
Fitness does not mean slim figure or toned arms and legs. If climbing up stairs to the 2-3rd floor of your office building seems difficult to you, then you are not fit my friend. If you convince yourself by telling that you are just not used to it, otherwise you can, then those are the clear examples of excuses. You might find me sounding harsh, but the truth is health comes first before anything. Nothing is worse than an unhealthy body. You can win the whole world if your brain and body works perfectly fine, but if it does not, then probably it is time to do a self-check.
We spend our working day entirely sitting for approximately 6-9hours and it definitely takes a toll on our health and fitness. Spare waist tyres, slightly increasing double chin, spectacle number getting higher or lower and aching calves are some of the hints that our body gives. It raises the alarm that we are not doing things right and we need to listen to these hints or we might get into trouble in future.
I am writing below only three things that you can start doing every day. Believe me, it looks like an extra effort initially, but studies suggest that it takes approximately 18days to follow something and it can actually become a habit. Give it a try for a bit longer than that. You deserve this and you will thank yourself later for taking care of yourself.
Stand up for yourself – Yes, make a habit of standing every 25-30minutes. Make it a habit. Don’t take very long breaks. Instead just pick up your glass and get water from pantry. Those 2-5minutes will relieve the stress of your spine and will refresh you.
Keep your posture right – Keep your chair at a height where your shoulders are relaxed and you’re the top of your computer screen should be in level with your eyes. If it is lower than that, you will bend towards the screen and your neck will suffer in the long course. If it is higher, then your eyes will bear the stress.
Start taking stairs – If your office is on 3-4 floors, then please start taking stairs. I know it is very difficult initially. You feel like you are going to faint and reaching your floor feels like someone should be there to pick you up, but start doing it. I know it seems like stairs take forever and lift seems so easy and quick, but actually it is just a matter of 2 extra minutes and bit of extra effort. Can you do this much for yourself?
I will write more on this topic. We all deserve to look awesome everyday, but then our body cannot take care of itself, right? So start following these practices slowly and rigorously and we will be awesome forever. Let’s fall in love with ourselves <3