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How To: Get Moving at Work

posted May 26, 2017, 6:05 AM by Sunamita Da Silva

We’ve talked about how to increase physical activity at
home and at play in our previous posts. Now it’s time to also move at work! Most of us spend a lot of time at work, sitting. Let’s turn that around! Here are some tips from MyPlate and ILC dietitians on just how to do it:
  • Get off the bus or subway one stop early and walk or skate the rest of the way.
  • Replace a coffee break with a brisk 10-minute walk. Ask a friend to go with you!
  • Take part in an exercise program at work or a nearby gym.
  • Join the office softball team or walking group.
  • Take the long way to the bathroom or water cooler.
  • Walk to a co-worker’s desk rather than giving them a call.
  • Schedule a walking meeting instead of sitting.
  • If you can’t walk around, stretch in your chair (refer to picture above).

You can choose one or more of these activities to move more. And remember, no matter what you choose, every little bit counts and it’s always better than doing nothing at all. So, get moving!

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