In This Sereis
- How to Deal with Stress at Work
- Desk Exercises for Those Who Never Leave the Office
- Reclaim Your Gadget/Life Balance
- Is it Ever OK to Have a Romantic Relationship at Work?
- Healthy Specimen: John Maloney
- Women at Their Best: Jenny Biggam
- Men at Their Best: Matt Scheckner
- My Fitness Fingerprint: Chris Good
Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair
You’ll have heard that ‘sitting is the new smoking’, that's because our sedentary lifestyle is ranked as the planet’s fourth biggest killer by the World Health Organisation. So plop yourself on an exercise ball and you can apparently sculpt core muscles, and reduce back pain and nerve compression. £79.99, buy on Amazon
“Here comes the hotstepper,” rapped one-hit-wonder Ini Kamoze in 1994. And who knew? – some 22 years later, the reggae star’s lyrics live on in our offices. Connected to your keyboard and mouse, you’re duty bound to keep moving on this underdesk stepper, otherwise your technology will freeze. £119.90, buy on gamercizeshop.com
Webble Ergonomic Footrest
More skateboard than footrest, the Webble allows 360-degrees of motion to deliver greater flexibility, blood circulation and posture, all from under the table. Possibly the most office friendly of this “catalogue”, you can quell the ills of sitting down without having to make a stand (or example of yourself). RRP £100, webblefootrest.com
LifeSpan TR1200-DT5 Treadmill Desk
Ok, so you’ll look a bit silly. But get over the mild shame and walking while you work can offer a laundry list of benefits. There’s the perpetual calorie burn, lowered blood pressure and stress levels, reduced chance of diabetes and, believe it or not, higher state of focus. £1,499, buy on gymworld.co.uk
IKEA Bekant Desk Sit/Stand
The British Journal of Sports Medicine found the body sends out a distress signal after four hours seated, causing the genes to regulate glucose and shut down lipose levels. A standing desk stops this risk dead. With a fully adjustable height and sturdy enough to bear the weight of a computer and many thick-backed folders, you'll be surprised how easy it is to put in a few hours on foot. £465, buy on ikea.com
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