What makes us healthy? Readers respond
Last week I talked about the struggle to stay healthy. Everyone knows what to do-exercise, eat right, and sleep- but how many of of us stick to those basic guidelines?
Anyway, I asked readers to tell me how changes in their environment might make it easier to be healthy. Here’s what I heard back.
Craig O’Connor says he’s modified his work space. He wrote on Facebook “I raised my desk and stand instead of sit. engages muscles, uses more calories.” Here’s a picture-
Craig says the set-up works this way-
My desk is wall mounted in a cubicle, and it was easy to raise, and since is sectional, there remains a lowered part that I can sit at and work if I want. There are also adjustable height desks to move up and down when you want…It now feels weird to sit while working.
Along the same idea, Dave Sharp told me he really wants a treadmill desk.
NPR did a story about the exercise unit a few months ago.
And then for folks who don’t want to stand, perhaps a bicycle desk? This one doesn’t have wheels and slips under your desk.
There were also some suggestions that had nothing to do with desks- more lights outdoors for late night exercising, bike lanes to make it easier to ditch the car. I’ll add a few- grocery stores within walking distance, nearby parks, basketball hoops, restaurant menus with healthy options, timers that remind you to walk around at work. Any more ideas out there?