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Click here for tips on how to stay active while at work

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) -  May is Employee Health and Fitness Month! National physical activity guidelines recommend that adults get 150 minutes of moderate activity each week or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week and at least two days of strength training that work all major muscle groups.   Here are some tips:  

  • Replace a coffee break with a brisk 10-minute walk. Ask a friend to go with you.
  • Take part in an exercise program at work or a nearby gym.
  • Use the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Plan a walking meeting.
  • Walk to a restroom, water fountain, or a copy machine on a different floor.
  • Take a longer route to a meeting.
  • Walk during breaks or go outside and walk around the block.
  • Use half of your lunch time to move.
  • Walk to a colleague's office rather than calling or sending an email.
  • Get up and move at least once every 30 minutes.
  • Take a 5 minute stretch break for every hour you are at your desk.
  • Park in the furthest parking spot away from your work space and enjoy the walk.
  • Walk whenever you can.
  • Utilize exercise opportunities provided by your employer, like exercise classes, or an onsite gym.
  • Schedule exercise time on your business calendar and treat it as any other important appointment
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