Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Little bits of fitness can add up! In addition to my gym work outs, I strive to do a fifteen minute walk at work in the am and another in the afternoon. Others join in;time flies as we talk and walk. Our path includes hills, a pond and lots of geese. With two breaks, we walk 1.6 miles. We keep a fairly good pace. I believe the boss who has officially approved this activity gets as much out of our walking as we do. We return re energized and refreshed and I know it has helped my productivity. No more afternoon slump! It's a great stress reliever as well. On those days when life gets in the way, I know I have gotten at least that much fitness in. It's a rare day that we can't get outside to walk, but we do have a treadmill in our break room as a back up. I count my blessings that we have a wellness program at work, that I have a great walking path, companions and relatively good weather most of the time. Walking shoes and clean socks under your desk are all it takes! Plus a good umbrella, cold weather gear, water and a good attitude!
Medical research backs up the need for these intermittent breaks from sitting at your desk all day.