How to Have a Healthier Workday

August 7, 2018 22 By EngineerMommy

This is a sponsored post written by me for Flexispot. All opinions are mine alone.

As a work-at-home mom, I log many hours per day on the computer. Whether I’m in my home office, the dining room, or the patio, some days I am on the computer from morning until night. Today I’ll be sharing some of my best tips for having a healthier workday. From taking breaks during the day or using the Flexispot V9 desk bike, I’m sharing my best tips today.

1. Drink water during the day!
Skip the sugary drinks and get into the habit of drinking water (or other unsweetened beverages) during the day. I keep a pitcher of iced lemon water on my desk, so I am prepared when thirst hits.

2. Use a Flexispot Desk Bike!
I recently received the Deskcise Pro™ V9 from Flexispot. This unit is part exercise bike and part standing desk. I love that I can go from sitting to cycling to standing with this one compact unit. The assembly literally took two minutes (only 1 thing to attach). Here is the unit in my office.

How to Have a Healthier Workday

How to Have a Healthier Workday

This unit is fully adjustable for maximum ergonomics and comfort. The seat is height-adjustable and can fit users from 5’1’’ to 6’2’’ tall. The desk can move up/down and forward/backward for siting or standing options. Since the whole unit is on smooth-moving wheels, I can roll it around my office (or anywhere in my house, for that matter).

How to Have a Healthier Workday

How to Have a Healthier Workday

I love that there at 8 resistance levels on this Flexispot bike so I can get an easier workout or a strenuous, calorie-shredding one. With the integrated LCD display, I can keep track of workout time, pedal revolutions, distance, calories burned and speed.

How to Have a Healthier Workday

How to Have a Healthier Workday

Plus, the smooth bi-directional pedaling system is so quiet so it’s not distracting when I’m trying to get work done!

How to Have a Healthier Workday

How to Have a Healthier Workday

Research has shown that prolonged sitting can be detrimental to one’s health. With the Flexispot V9 desk bike, riding while working is now possible – and downright fun!

How to Have a Healthier Workday

How to Have a Healthier Workday

Not only does the V9 make bike riding while working possible, its fully-adjustable desk can be used while standing. Put your health first this year and invest in a multi-purpose desk bike that will help you burn some calories while being productive in the office!

How to Have a Healthier Workday

How to Have a Healthier Workday

3. Take breaks during the workday!
Whether it’s to go for a walk or close your eyes for five minutes, taking some time during the workday to rest your mind is essential. When you take time to decompress during the day, you can actually boost productivity over the long run.

4. Use essential oils to stay focused!
I have an essential oil diffuser in my office and I love to add some of my favorite oils to it to boost my mood and increase my focus. Some of my favorite scents include peppermint, grapefruit, lime and orange.

5. Learn to say “no”!
When we take on more than we can handle, we tend to get stressed out. Stress is a very toxic experience for the body so avoid the temptation to take on more work that you need to (or more work than you can reasonably handle). When possible, delegate tasks to others on your team.

I hope these tips have inspired you to have a healthier workday. Have you ever tried a desk bike? What is your best tip for a healthy workday?







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