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Can physical activity at work help you be more productive and reduce stress? You bet!
Though sometimes with our busy work schedules and deadlines, there just doesn’t seem to be enough time to squeeze in physical activity. The good news is that every little bit of activity counts towards helping you feel great and be healthy! Here are easy ways to keep active at work.
*Note: If you’re new to physical activity, speak to your doctor before starting any activity more challenging than walking.
Ability to cope with stress
Work performance and productivity
Follow these short videos developed by the Alberta Centre for Active Living:
Stretching @ Your Desk
Yoga @ Your Desk
Exercising Your Hands and Wrists @ Your Desk
Well, you can still benefit from taking a few minutes to stretch. A short exercise break of 5-10 minutes each hour can reduce fatigue, stress and relieve sore muscles.
Terry Fox Run
Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay
Step by Step Challenge for the Canadian Cancer Society
Event fundraisers for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
How many steps have you taken today?
<5000 = sedentary
5000-7499 = low active
7500-9999 = somewhat active
10,000 = active
>12,500 = highly active
Aim for 10,000 steps every day.
This winter, don’t hibernate, participate!
Handbook for Canada’s Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Active Living, by Health Canada
Benefits to Stair Climbing and Stairway to Health Program, Public Health Agency of Canada
Links to Get Moving, from ParticipACTION
Canadian Council for Health and Active Living at Work
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