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Old 06-20-2019, 05:28 PM
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How is it that I sit behind a desk all day and am exhausted when I get home? I remember working in construction and coming home ready to keep at it. Now...I'm exhausted when I walk out of the office and don't feel like doing jack when I get home.

Now, if I get right to doing something I'm fine, but if I sit down...I'm useless.

Sitting at a desk has to be horrible for you on many levels...

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It sucks the life out of you; sigh...
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It sucks the life out of you; sigh...
It really does...
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Old 06-20-2019, 05:32 PM
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My first 25 years I worked with my tools. Was young and very active. Come home, built an addition, large garage, fished till dark, etc.
The last 20 years, more sitting at a desk on the project with walking around as needed. Long drives to and from work doesn't help.
Metabolism slowed down, gained weight, not near as active. 62 now.
Can you take a walk every hour? Maybe go up and down a set of steps a few times a day?

A few of our main office people have the adjustable desk.

https://www.varidesk.com/




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I need to get one of those. My home office is a stand up desk and it does help.
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Work out or run at lunch. Itís a pain in the ass in the beginning, but a game changer.

I experienced the same thing as you have described. I was extremely active in my early career and came home ready to go. Now, I have a lot of staff work and desk time. If I donít do something at lunch, Iím worn out when I get home.
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Originally Posted by 240 LTS View Post
My first 25 years I worked with my tools. Was young and very active. Come home, built an addition, large garage, fished till dark, etc.
The last 20 years, more sitting at a desk on the project with walking around as needed. Long drives to and from work doesn't help.
Metabolism slowed down, gained weight, not near as active. 62 now.
Can you take a walk every hour? Maybe go up and down a set of steps a few times a day?

A few of our main office people have the adjustable desk.

https://www.varidesk.com/


I work in a big plant so I'll get up at least every hour and take a lap around the parking lot, or just go out on the floor to move around. Fortunately my commute is only 15 minutes.

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Work out or run at lunch. Itís a pain in the ass in the beginning, but a game changer.

I experienced the same thing as you have described. I was extremely active in my early career and came home ready to go. Now, I have a lot of staff work and desk time. If I donít do something at lunch, Iím worn out when I get home.
I go offsite for lunch most days, and take a walk around one of the parks near the office. I need to run or something though like you mention. For a while I was running before work (Greenway right across the street from our house), and that made a big difference.

I'm not complaining about sitting in the AC all day with a job that doesn't wear on me physically...but in the end, I think it's far worse than manual labor.
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You have a toddler and are coming up on a six week hiatus from the god stuff. Itís normal. Up your coffee and beer intake.
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
I work in a big plant so I'll get up at least every hour and take a lap around the parking lot, or just go out on the floor to move around. Fortunately my commute is only 15 minutes.



I go offsite for lunch most days, and take a walk around one of the parks near the office. I need to run or something though like you mention. For a while I was running before work (Greenway right across the street from our house), and that made a big difference.

I'm not complaining about sitting in the AC all day with a job that doesn't wear on me physically...but in the end, I think it's far worse than manual labor.
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You have a toddler and are coming up on a six week hiatus from the god stuff. Itís normal. Up your coffee and beer intake.
Pros and cons to both on both quotes.

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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
You have a toddler and are coming up on a six week hiatus from the god stuff. Itís normal. Up your coffee and beer intake.


Yeah man...the toddler makes it an even bigger challenge.

T minus 3 weeks til kid #2...though I don't think my wife is making it that long. We are on alert.

Coffee and beer is definitely my friend (I don't drink much beer during the week though...or really at all anymore. Though I probably should to work on my dad bod...I'm told the wimmenz like that nowadays).

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I was working through lunch on ďofficeĒ days. That was a huge mistake. I get just as much done and feel better when I take an hour to do something different.

Of course, a lot of people on here could have told me that 😁
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I was working through lunch on ďofficeĒ days. That was a huge mistake. I get just as much done and feel better when I take an hour to do something different.

Of course, a lot of people on here could have told me that 😁
Yeah I never work through lunch. You have to have a break. I know people who work 8-4 and "work through lunch". Yeah right.

I'm like you...get alot more done with breaks. Often I'll be confuzzled all morning by a problem and figure it out within minutes after returning from lunch.
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Start lifting at 5 am.

Gym at 5, cereal , work, home at 6pm , etc. keep it movin
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A body in motion.....
I used to say ď40 is the new 30Ē....

now Iím 40, so 50 is the new 30!
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Originally Posted by 240 LTS View Post
My first 25 years I worked with my tools. Was young and very active. Come home, built an addition, large garage, fished till dark, etc.
The last 20 years, more sitting at a desk on the project with walking around as needed. Long drives to and from work doesn't help.
Metabolism slowed down, gained weight, not near as active. 62 now.
Can you take a walk every hour? Maybe go up and down a set of steps a few times a day?

A few of our main office people have the adjustable desk.

https://www.varidesk.com/


I have a $5k version of one of these desks and it doesn't do Jack for me other than make my feet hurt.
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Originally Posted by nadornati View Post
Start lifting at 5 am.

Gym at 5, cereal , work, home at 6pm , etc. keep it movin
Yeah I need to get back at it...was getting up at 5, run, do some bodyweight stuff, eat breakfast (sardines...I'm weird...or a shake), then daycare and work. Home by 5.

I've gotten out of the routine. Sleep til 6:45, up, rush to get the toddler ready and out the door, and get to work feeling behind. It's easy to get out of the routine.

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I used to say ď40 is the new 30Ē....

now Iím 40, so 50 is the new 30!
I'm 32. Feels like the new 40.

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I work from 7:30-5 in front of a computer all day. Work through lunch. Some days 7:30-8pm. About half my work days have a 50 min commute (each way). I am always raising and lowering my desk so I can intermittently stand. Iíve read that sitting for 8 hours at a desk is equivalent to smoking a pack of cigarettes a day (how true that is I donít know).
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Get a CPAP. Its like majik.
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Originally Posted by rit.05 View Post
Work out or run at lunch. It’s a pain in the ass in the beginning, but a game changer.

I experienced the same thing as you have described. I was extremely active in my early career and came home ready to go. Now, I have a lot of staff work and desk time. If I don’t do something at lunch, I’m worn out when I get home.
not a desk job, but I work out on lunch most days. It helps.

And yeah, don't stop once you get home.

And i I also have a cup of coffee at some point between 1-4 usually too.

edit To add: I sleep like the dead too.
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