So here’s the deal. Working an 8-5 day can have negative effects on your body. And for runners, well, for me at least, it gets droll and I just can’t help but get antsy by noon.
So what do I do about it?
I don’t sit still! I don’t mean I move around in my chair all day and annoy co-workers but get up and get active! I did a post about the cubicle-50, which I still do everyday and will continue doing. But! It’s not enough, so here is another one of my tricks to add some activity to your day!
Nike FuelBand –
Nike Fuel Band
“The Nike+ FuelBand uses a sports-tested accelerometer to measure your movement in NikeFuel, a universal metric of activity. Decide how active you want to be by setting a daily NikeFuel goal. Then, get moving and see your progress along the way. Sync with the Nike+ FuelBand app and see your activity history, stay motivated, and connect with your friends.” – Nike website
The Fuelband measures fuel, calories burned, steps and tells you the time. Mine is White Ice =) It’s my motivation bracelet.
The first week I wore my fuelband to work I noticed I was only gaining about 200 fuel points sitting at my desk in a 9 hour day when my goal was 2000 (I set it low, knowing I’d be at work and not knowing how quickly fuel points ad up).
It was frustrating because it just emphasized how little I did during the day, even though I am active at night. What I started to do was notice the every day things that would become my “at work gym.” I give myself goals and checkpoints now: Every 50 fuel points (and every time I have to get up) I’ll go take a lap around the building, walk up & down three flights of stairs and yes, I’ll go into the bathroom, lock the door behind me and do 20-50 jumping jacks.
No, this isn’t going to make me lose the weight I want by bikini season, but it is that extra step every day to keep me active and my heart rate up.
There is so much more to this band, like setting running goals, activities, games and social missions. LEARN MORE HERE.
I love my Fuelband.