Being sedentary is harmful to your health (see Stand Up and Start Moving). Take some time every hour to get active. This can be as simple as doing desk exercises or as hard core as doing circuit training.
MakeUseOf recently shared an article that featured various exercises that you can do at your desk:
- Tap your feet.
- The praying position.
- Shoulder stretching.
- Elbow to knee.
- The wall sit.
- Hip flexion.
- Squeeze a muscle.
The article also links to the 7-Minute Workout. This is a fun, active break from sitting. The 7-Minute Workout leads you through a series of exercises (e.g., jumping jacks, push-ups) that can get your blood flowing.
Exercise is a good stimulant for creative thinking and problem solving. Adding in two or three 7-Minute workouts daily can help you become more innovative and think more clearly (it's also a great break from writing).