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Ideas for Fitting Fitness into Your Work Day

Do you have trouble finding time for physical activity during the work day?Here are some quick ideas for fitting in morephysical activity into your work day:

  • Park your car a little further away from the office.If you ride the bus, get off a few blocks early and walk the rest of the way.
  • Take the stairs whenever you can. If you have a meeting on another floor, get off the elevator a few floors early and use the stairs.
  • Rather than taking a coffee or snack break, take a short walk.
  • Set an alarm to go off every hour to remind you to stand up and take a quick walk.
  • Start a lunchtime walking group with your co-workers.
  • Hold team meetings during an outside walk when the weather is nice.
  • Use the restroom that is the farthest away from your desk.
  • Wear a pedometer to track how many steps you take in an average day and challenge yourself to walk 10,000 steps each day.
  • Check with your Human Resource department about organizing a fitness class at your office.
  • Instead of sending an email or using the phone, walk to your coworkers’ offices to deliver messages.
  • Get a hands-free headset for your phone so you can get up and move around.

Check out more great tips at our full Metabolic website!

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