If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to spend more time getting fit, you might find that it is not always easy to squeeze a workout into a busy work schedule.  The American Heart Association suggests that we get at least 75 minutes of vigorous exercise or 150 minutes of low-level exercise every week.  That seems like a lot time if you are working 40 hours and have other obligations. The digital age had meant a lot of advancements and convenience in our workplace but it also has a downside – more inactivity.  We might have walked over to a colleagues desk in years past, now we just send an email.  The good news is, there are ways to incorporate more activity into your workday.  All you need is 30 minutes a day, five days a week.  Check out these tips on how to achieve those 30 active minutes at work.


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    Go Get It

    Move essential items away from your desk to force yourself to get up.

  • 2

    Chat in Person

    Instead of calling or emailing a colleague, walk to their desk

  • 3

    Change It Up

    When going to the restroom, take the stairs to a facility on a different floor or further from where you work

  • 4

    Step It Up

    Always use the stairs instead of the elevator.

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    Take A Walk

    Park your car further from the building & get off a few blocks before your stop to walk the rest if you take public transit.

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    Stand Up

    If you been sitting at your desk or if you're in a meeting for more than 60 minutes, stand up, move around and take a stretch break. Set an alarm on your cell to remind yourself to get moving