Fit Physical Activity Into the Workplace
Many people feel that their work schedules do not allow them time to
become more physically active. But activity can be fit into many workplace
situations. For example:
- Use your morning commute to get in some extra
walking. Park several blocks away or get off the bus a few stops earlier. Take
the stairs instead of the elevator, at least for a few
- Suggest holding meetings with colleagues during a walk
inside or outside the building.
- Try a "squeeze ball" to flex and
tone hands and arms. It helps release tension from stress as
- Go the extra distance when possible. Get your coffee on
another floor (take the stairs), or use the restroom that's the longest distance
from your office.
- Stand and do simple stretches while making phone
calls. A speakerphone may help.
- If you need to speak to a
colleague, walk to that person's office rather than using email or the
- Use your lunch hour for a workout: Go to the gym or take a
brisk walk, jog, or bike ride. Don't skip lunch. Eat it at your desk while
checking your mail or listening to phone messages.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
September 26, 2013
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