Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Energy Boost Via Spark People

Spark People wednesday was saying how 5 minutes per hour you should stand up and stretch or give yourself a mental break of some sort. This, along with good posture (eek...you mean I should have been listening to my nagging grandmother?), can help fight menal fatigue. It got me thinking about what I do at work...which is slouch over a computer and sit there for hours until I need to teach or take a course and try to concentrate for hours on end. Sometimes I get up, but it explains why I feel the need to blog during the time I am supposed to be working! I feel tired and don't want to get back to it. Ever. Is this how you feel? Maybe if I alloted time to stretch and have a mental break I wouldn't go home exhausted and useless at 5 or 6? Need to try it out.

HYC check...I should have said the meal stuff (I did that), but also fitness test, and give myself time every hour to regain my energy. Check, check, and check.

7 comments:

Mizz White said...

I so understand what you mean. I love being in the field and not in the office because I actully get to move and be active. When I am in the office it is hard not to wander.

Natalia -Embracing the Weight Loss Journey said...

I think that is a great idea. I do some work from home and once I get in front of that computer and start working I tend not to stop. Even if my back starts hurting. That is probably a sure sign that I need to get up and move about! :)

Tom Rooney said...

I'm a creature of habit and one is that I keep slogging along in front of a computer screen and don't think of the benefits of moving away from it. Thanks for jogging my brain to exercise it away from this machine each hour.

Natalia -Embracing the Weight Loss Journey said...

Hey Diana, I don't know if you tried to subscribe to my blog, but I keep getting an email warning about your email addy. I tried to email you and got a failure notice. Just thought I would give you a heads up!

Feel free to email at: embracingthejourney@gmail.com

if you need help. :)

The Happy Runner said...

I actually set my computer up so that I stand when I'm on it, instead of sitting. I saw a pic of what most people look like when they are on the computer and it was SLUMP-O-RAMA! So, I started to stand. Love it. It is easier to take breaks, too, because I don't have to get up from sitting.

Of course, I'm also at home and I only do freelance work but...it still helps!

Mark said...

I love this! So true! Thank you! :)

Mizz White said...

Hey Miss Diana! Lubbock is really close to Lawton, but just like you we are only stationed here for a while. I am soooooooooo ready to go back home to Seattle. I miss city life!@