Get moving while you’re working!

Are you struggling with finding time to exercise? Many of us can relate! It is difficult to find the time to exercise, especially when you’re balancing a full time job with other responsibilities.

To help keep you more active, we’re sharing a few tips to keep you active throughout your day.

  1. On your way to work!

If you live near your job site, try walking or riding a bike to work. If you drive to work, you can increase your physical activity by parking as far as possible from the parking lot to the building entrance to increase your daily steps.

  1. Stay standing!
  • If possible, try to stand while you are working. Standing desks are a great option.
  • Do you work on multiple floors? Use the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Go for a walk around the block during your breaks to increase your daily step count and get some fresh air.
  1. Use a fitness ball instead of a chair!

This will help you improve your balance and tone your core muscles.

  1. Be ready to move!

You could always workout minimally while working by keep resistance bands and small hand weights at your desk and use them when you get a chance. If you don’t have weights, look for a heavy binder or book.

It might not be a full hour cardio session, but these small changes can help you stay more active and moving in the office! Good luck!

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H80CS10607 Health Center Program, total award amount of $2,493,062 with 88.9% financed with nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.