As adults, many of us spend a good amount of our waking hours at work. Too much sitting and little exercise may make you feel sluggish. Squeezing in a few minutes of physical activity— such as taking a brisk 10-minute walk with a co-worker during a break or as part of your lunch, choosing the stairs or even parking your car further away may help you to feel more energized and focused. A little stretch can make a big difference to your well-being.Fitness Breaks ▶
Bike To Work
Want to stay fit, save money and avoid traffic? Bike to work! Before you begin, plan ahead by having supplies such as wipes and a change of clothes at your desk. Bring those items on the days that you drive. You may also want to consider where you will store your bike while at work. Last but not least, if it has been a while since you have taken your bike out for spin, make sure it is in good working condition and that your helmet is handy. Ready to head out on your bike? Take a look at the safe bicycling video.Safe Bicycling ▶
Need a quick pick me up at work? Follow along with this video for a quick break. You can do this at a meeting or at your desk.
Take A Walk
Getting away from your desk and computer during lunch or a break can be a great way to get in some physical activity moments at work. Not sure where to walk to? Check out Google Maps using the walking function. Map My Walk is another great resource that allows you to figure out where you are going, share routes with friends and track your success. Keep some sneakers and socks under your desk so you are always ready to take that next step.Google Map ▶ Map My Walk ▶