Exercise at the Office
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that the average adult get at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week. This may seem like an unreachable goal for most working adults. Our time is filled up with work and household duties, leaving little time to work out. One way to try to make exercising part of your day is to schedule it as you would any other appointment or task you wouldn’t break- or you could try getting a work out in over your lunch break. If your company has a wellness or exercise program, take advantage of it.
According to the CDC, even if you don’t have the time for a full 30 minute workout, three short 10 minute bursts of activity will have the same cumulative effect overall. Here are a few ideas for ways to squeeze in some exercise at work:
– Try some stretching moves at your desk for your legs, back, neck and arms
– Stand up and do jumping jacks or lunges while you’re waiting for something to print
– Try getting a 10 minute walk in during break times
Obviously this will not replace a full home or gym workout, but it’s definitely better than nothing. Your health is worth it!
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It is always a good idea to check with your doctor before starting any exercise program.
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