January 2014 Fun Fact

Give Your Muscles and Your Productivity a Boost ~ by Christine Parisi, Interior Designer

Did you know when you take a step you are using up to 200 muscles?  Walking is one of the best ways to start a healthy exercise plan and easy to implement into to work day.  It not only helps to maintain a healthy weight but also lifts your mood, strengthens your bones and improves your coordination.   Walking along with the exercise ideas below can easily become part of your work day.  Just 30 seconds of an excise activity can help your concentration, creativity and productivity.  So get up and stretch out with these fun activities:

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  1. Take a couple of walking laps around the office
  2. Do push-ups, sit-ups or jumping jacks while your computer is loading.
  3. If you have stairs in your office, take a couple of trips up and down.  If you are really in for a challenge, climb up and down the stairs as many times as you can during your lunch break.  Try to add a flight a week.
  4. Take a lap around the office doing walking lunges.

More than 38% of people choose weight loss as their new year’s resolution, chances are you are not the only one in your office with this resolution.  So grab a coworker and start internal work-out plan or an internal weight lose/fitness challenge.  When starting your regimen, don’t forget to drink plenty of water and to eat healthy. 

 

Here are some additional resources to help you walk your way to a healthier lifestyle.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/walking/art-20046261

http://www.mayoclinic.org/office-exercise/art-20047394

http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/exercise-at-your-desk

http://www.statisticbrain.com/new-years-resolution-statistics/