Fitness in the Workplace

There are many people right now, perhaps even reading this article that are plopped down right in front of a computer monitor, either at work or at home, far removed from a treadmill or gym. In the work place, there is so much work to be done and so little time, with deadlines and dates that need to be met.

On top of that there is often the monotony of doing the same thing over and over, sitting in the same place, typing up reports or spreadsheets on the keyboard. While there is little that can be done as to what the nature of a job is, there is some choice in what can be done to make it more fitness friendly.

One of the greatest tips for making any job fitness friendly is simply to stop using the elevator and start using the stairs. This can be difficult for jobs that are situated on the tops floors of a large office building, but can make all the difference in being fit, even while working a desk job.

Simply refusing to take the elevator or escalator can really be of worth if it is done on a regular basis. Granted there are some situations that it would not be appropriate, as mentioned earlier, but in the end it is the cheapest way to stay fit in the work place. Another great way to make a good situation out of a difficult workplace environment is to start even before getting to work, or more specifically while getting to work. Instead of taking a cab or driving the car ride a bike to work.

Again, there are definitely some restrictions to this method of travel, especially in regards to weather, or even the nature of the job, but it is a sure way to be able to get that little fitness time in for the day. On top of that it will save the expenses of gas or even of bus or cab fare. Finally, one great way to stay fit at work is to use those coveted break times, not only to eat, but to exercise as well.

True, some people’s break times are very short and only provide for a little time to do what is necessary, but it also golden time for exercise activities. Although it seems like fitness and work are the most unlikely of combinations, there is a way to make both of them work in the same day. It may seem difficult and inconvenient but it will be worth it in the end, year down the road.

About the author: Jessica Staheli is a health and fitness nut. She loves to write about being healthy and getting in shape because she believes that taking care of your body is important. Having fitness equipment in your home is a great way to remind yourself to exercise, and she recommends for help with choosing a treadmill. You can follow her at Google+.