Take the Stairs.

Take the Stairs.

Burn calories instead of electricity! Unless you work 30 floors up, try to avoid elevators and escalators. Simply taking the stairs to and from your office every time you arrive and leave can have a positive impact on your activity level. You can even use the stairs in your office as a convenient way to work out. If you have a few minutes, walk up a few flights and then back to your office.

Beat the Seat Challenege

Earn bonus points! If you own a smart phone, you own a pedometer. There are dozens of free apps that can help you track the number of steps you take every day. Recent guidelines recommend 10,000 steps a day. However, if you’re a fairly sedentary person who averages just 1,000 to 3,000 steps a day, it’s a good idea to increase your average daily steps gradually. Each week, add 500 steps per day. In just 3-4 months, you’ll easily reach your goal of 10,000 steps a day!

If you have more ideas to “beat the seat,” let us know! The person who contributes our favorite new idea will win a brand new stability ball and the satisfaction of knowing you turned “those who sit” into “those who are fit!”

Head over to our Facebook page and comment your best idea on staying fit in the office. The winner will be announced Friday, December 12th!

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