23 Jul 4 Easy Desk Exercises To Keep You Energized
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), being an insurance agent ranks as one of the highest careers for time spent sitting down. Although the insurance industry is a fast-paced, high stakes work environment, much of the day is often spent sitting, not leaving much time for exercises. Remaining sedentary for extended periods of time can lead to health risks including high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and heart disease.
According to the Mayo Clinic, spending less time siting and more time being active can be quite beneficial to a person’s health. Being active and increasing your heart rate can even contribute to raising levels of alertness and boosting cognitive abilities. If your body is healthy, your mind is more likely to be prepared to be productive.
Easy Desk Exercises In Under 30 Minutes
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has shared videos and resources that offer recommendations for exercises you can do at your desk area:
- 5 Minute Yoga at Your Office Desk (run time 4:56 min)
- 10 Chair Yoga Poses for Home Practice (run time 8:23 min)
- Chair Aerobics Workout (run time 10:28 min)
- Deskercise! 20 Ways To Get Moving While You Work
Work Smarter, Not Harder
Whether you are in an office or working from home, adding physical activity into your day does not have to be strenuous. Desk exercises are easy to work into an insurance agent’s busy schedule. If the options above don’t feel right for you, there are other ways you can stay fit while you work.
- Take a walk during calls
- Do a round of jumping jacks, high knees or walk in place in between video meetings
- Do a high or low plank three times before every meal
Health First, Business Second
Remember to consult a doctor before participating in an exercise regime. If something doesn’t feel right, stop the exercise. Once you have your health plan in shape, you can focus on toning your business. ZipQuote can provide you with high quality leads, reliable volume, and excellent agent-focused service to help you with your unique marketing needs. Our agent enrollment team is available to answer questions about our insurance leads and facilitate enrollment. Contact us!