Being a designer might make it easy to get your creative juices flowing, but it also keeps your body stagnant. It seems like everyone is working longer hours these days, which makes it harder to find the time to exercise. But what if you could actually work out at work?
Sitting in a chair all day and being hunched over your computer gives you bad posture, and can lead to future health problems. That’s why Creative Bloq has compiled a list of tips and routines that all designers should integrate into their lives. These include some types of exercises and good habits, such as the latissimus dorsi stretch.
“As ergonomic as your desk or chair may be, sitting produces back pains, headaches, and listlessness.” This according to Joan Price, author of The Anytime, Anywhere Exercise Book.
And while you won’t get to the Olympics this way, you can make sure you at least remain limber in the office.
If this is too much to remember, take the stairs, not the elevator. Get up from your desk and go talk to your co-workers instead of messanging them. Park in the farthest part of the lot, or walk or bike to work. And above all, just don’t be lazy.
Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.