I once talked about using a ball as a chair, but I'm going beyond the ball and encouraging you to stand/move while at your computer, watching TV, crafting etc. You don't have to go the treadmill desk route, but if you want a bit more challenge than just standing there, and want to avoid slumping into one hip that I could see some of us doing, try standing on a balance tool, on one foot at a time, or use rotational discs.
Here's what I've done at my house. I've raised an old desk high enough for standing and working. Then I stand at my desk now and I switch between time on a balance disc, just barefoot, on my rotational discs--rotating my legs inward and outward to work my legs and hips-- and on just one disc rotating my waist and hips side to side, which feels really good! Shoot, maybe I'll even put a balance disc on top of a rotational one!
|Balance aids like these can challenge your balance, |
which in turn requires more of your muscles to work.
|These are wooden discs Corey |
for my pilates classes.
To some 25 calories may seem insignificant, but reverse that math and realize that sitting around can contribute to that sneaky annual weight gain so many of us experience. Like eating a handful of M-n-Ms every day, or choosing a double cheeseburger over a turkey sub hold the mayo. It's not that the occasional indulgence--or even sitting down-- is going to make you fat, it's just the habits we choose that do. Or don't do. Everyday we have a million choices to make. The more often you choose the healthier ones, the better.