I recently fell in love with Lauren Conrad’s website. It seems to have everything within their great posts from recipes, gift guides, book clubs, to advice, tips and ideas about work, life, love, fitness and friendship.

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One of the emails I received from the site a couple weeks ago was 5 Tips to Stay Fit at Work. It really couldn’t have come at a better time since summer is here and I have been getting a bit annoyed with how much sitting I actually do at work. It definitely doesn’t help keep me in shape.

Below are three of the five tips the post included:

Walk the Block

Whenever I start to feel antsy at my desk, I grab a few of my fellow Team LC ladies and we walk the block. Sometimes we grab coffee and sometimes we walk to pick up our lunch instead of hopping in the car. But we will also go on walks just for the sake of moving around a little. Even if you have to walk the block solo, try to take a quick outdoor stroll at least 3 times a day. And if you’re a working girl with a penchant for sky-high heels, bring a pair of flats in your bag to work so you can walk comfortably (and longer too).

Take the Stairs

Swapping the elevator for the stairs is not only a health-conscience decision, it’s also better for the environment. According to Nature.org, taking an elevator might require the mining of uranium or fossil fuel, which isn’t exactly a great way to minimize your carbon footprint. Save electricity and get moving by taking the stairs each day. You might be surprised to see how it tones your legs and buns too!

Have a Ball

Desperate times call for desperate measures… When we’re feeling particularly slouched and slumped in the office, we take turns sitting on a big workout ball. Not having a back on your seat forces you to sit up straight with your feet flat on the floor. It also gives you a subtle abs workout, and you might even notice your stomach looking toned after sitting on a ball for a few days in a row. An article from Everyday Health says that sitting on an exercise ball keeps your blood flowing and can improve your circulation as well, so go ahead and give it a try.

Check out the article for the other two tips and, if you haven’t already, poke around the rest of the site.

xo rachel

2 Comments on Stay Fit at Work

  1. Carmelia Paradise
    January 21, 2014 at 6:56 pm (4 years ago)

    I’m one of those who used to slouch in their seats in the midst of paperwork. Unfortunately, there are no workout balls at work, but I do walking whenever I’m feeling restless. Each time I’m feeling really tired, I go for a 3 or 5-minute restroom break to stretch. Carmelia @ NWCrossFit.com

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  2. Rachel Laitala
    January 21, 2014 at 9:18 pm (4 years ago)

    Great idea! Bring a ball to work?!

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