my sedentary lifestyle
My sedentary lifestyle
Being a voiceover isn’t a physically taxing job. I spend hours every day either hunched over my computer or baying into a microphone, and both scenarios involve me spending a considerable amount of time sat on my equally considerable arse. And Reader, this is a worry. If I’m not careful, my KitKat habit could render me morbidly obese, I might start having to wear nothing but tracky bottoms, or worse, get too large to get out of the front door. I need to take action. Fast.
Now, you might think the first thing I could do is stop eating KitKats, but that would be ridiculous. No, what I need to do is build in a modicum of exercise into my day. And how do I do this? I can’t exactly start jogging while voicing, can I? (Or can I…? Note to self: experiment with this concept when voicing nasty credit examples…) I need to think of ways to flex my flaccid muscles.
So what have I done? I’ve re-designed the office. Oh yes. When I decide to do something, I do it. I mean business. Here’s my five-point plan to a healthy lifestyle:
1. I’ve moved the fax machine. This means that when I receive a fax I have to walk further to retrieve it. Not only that, but the constant checking of the machine means I get to do lots of squats getting in and out of my chair every day!
2. I’ve moved the recycling bin. As a green voiceover, I recycle all my paper. So after every session, I now have to hike towards the recycling receptacle. You see how easy it is! Not only am I green, I’m lean.
3. I’ve also moved the job-sheet file, the shredder, the post-tray AND the envelope stash! To the untrained eye, it might look as if I’m running round my un-ergonomic office like a loon but they’d be wrong! I am in fact, the epitome of FITNESS.
4. I eat fewer KitKats. And Twirls. And Maynard’s Sours. Honest.
5. Every time the phone rings, I stand up and jog on the spot for 5 seconds. (Actually, this last point is a lie but I committed to a five-point plan, so who can blame me for improvising…?)
All tips on how to improve my cardio-vascular performance while not compromising my working day in any way whatsoever will be gratefully received…