Staying Active At Work

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Staying Active At Work

Staying Active At Work

Staying active can increase productivity and reduce stress. However, as the weather begins to cool, it can become more and more difficult to get up and move around—especially if you’re stuck in an office all day.


Luckily, there are a number of exercises and activities you can do at work to ensure that you stay fit and healthy during the winter months. We’ve gathered some of our favorite tips that are simple to incorporate to keep you active in the office!


During Breaks:

  • Stand up and stretch during your breaks to help reduce muscle fatigue and to help get your blood flowing.


  • Incorporate a short power walk into snack and coffee breaks.


  • Walk to your co-workers and have face-to-face conversations with them in lieu of utilizing emails or phone calls. Not only does this get you up and away from your desk, but it can help you build relationships with your peers.


During Your Lunch Hour:

  • Sign up for a fitness class that you can participate in during your short lunch breaks. Just be sure to speak with a manager first to ensure that it’s OK.


  • Take the stairs to and from the cafeteria, if applicable. In general, lunch is a great time to get in some extra activities.


Before and After Work:

  • Consider walking to work on days where it’s not too cold and the walkways are free of ice.


  • Park your car far away from the main entrance of your work. This will force you to get in some extra steps before and after the workday.


Whatever methods you choose to utilize, staying active is important for your personal health. Even 10 minutes of activity a day has its benefits.


However, prior to exercising, it’s a good idea to speak to your doctor to ensure that you are healthy enough for vigorous exercise. Your doctor will also be able to provide you with additional tips on staying active.


For more workplace wellness tips, contact us today.

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