Workout at Work!

Share this post

Inspired by FruitGuys Banana Boot Camp? You can do it too. If your company doesn’t have the resources for a fancy exercise room and showers, don’t worry, here are some tips and resources to increase physical activity in your office.   A great start is The California Department of Public Health’s Fit Business Kit. This kit walks you through how to evaluate your office’s wellness and suggestions on how to make simple changes to encourage employees to skip the elevator and the soda, including:

  • A healthy meetings sample policy
  • How to turn your stairways into workouts
  • How to start an office walking club (don’t forget to call FruitGuys for pedometers!)

For more tips on how to beat the afternoon office slump, see Alberta, Canada’s Healthy U for workplace health tips on office ergonomics and more.

Some of the suggestions we like, and the easiest to implement are:

  • Incorporate a few minutes of simple stretching into your coffee break.
  • Commit to reducing unhealthy food choices at working meetings.
  • Talk to your supervisors about flexible work hours to accommodate exercise - for example, taking a longer lunch hour to accommodate a yoga class, made up for by coming in earlier or staying later.
  • Start a Stairwell Challenge.   Employees earn one point for each flight of stairs they go up or down, and can redeem points earned over time for company rewards.

Remember to always check with your healthcare professional before starting a new exercise program. After that, go to work and work out!

- Jeff Koelemay

 

Subscribe to the WEEKLY BITE

* indicates required

 

Recent Fitness articles:

How to prepare physically and mentally for race day
May 9, 2019
Three steps to help you train for your half marathon
March 26, 2019
How your overall well-being benefits from fitness
March 21, 2019
The benefits and risks of open-water swimming
March 19, 2019
Four tips to pull you out of a workout rut
March 5, 2019
Keep running all season long with these winter running tips
January 15, 2019
Climb the stairway to wellness with an office fitness challenge
December 20, 2018
A 30-day plank challenge can build core strength and camaraderie at the office
November 20, 2018
Tips on training for runners of any level
September 7, 2018
Use a medicine ball to get in shape for summer racket sports
May 10, 2018

More recent articles:

Quick, easy steps to spruce up your office space
May 14, 2019
Grilled portobello recipe
May 9, 2019
Three simple ways to enjoy watermelon radishes
May 2, 2019
Beehives, swales, and vermicomposting, oh my!
April 29, 2019
Easy spring salad recipe
April 25, 2019
Reduce plastic use with these earth-friendly alternatives
April 22, 2019
Food:
History of the tomato
April 18, 2019
Spring fruit varieties and how to enjoy them
April 16, 2019
How to make sure you’re getting enough iron in your diet
April 11, 2019
How fostering psychological safety increases performance
April 8, 2019

About Us

Our online magazine offers a taste of workplace culture, trends, and healthy living. It features recipes for easy, delicious work meals and tips on quick office workouts. It's also an opportunity to learn about our GoodWorks program, which helps those in need in our communities and supports small, sustainable farms.

Workout at Work! | The FruitGuys

Error

Status message

Created three snippet files based on configuration.
The website encountered an unexpected error. Please try again later.