Here's How to Stay Fit at the Office

Northwestern Medicine
Health and Wellness June 24, 2013
Melissa Mellady, MS with Windy City Live co-hostToo many Americans work long hours inside an office and do not exercise before or after work. Melissa Mellady, MS, a Northwestern Medicine exercise physiologist, recently appeared on Windy City LIVE * and gave some great tips on how to keep fit at work. So, if you’re reading this blog at your desk while hurrying to finish lunch before a big meeting, she’s talking to you.

• Move more. Move often. Even if you just walk around your office or take a few laps around the block, avoid sitting in one place for too long.

• Keep stability balls, resistance bands and small hand weights by your desk for quick mini-workouts.

• Try a walking meeting. Instead of circling around the same old conference table, take your next staff meeting outside.

• Stand up. Use a headset for conference calls and walk around your office.

• Deliver that message in person. Instead of responding to your co-worker via email, walk on over and deliver that message face-to-face.

• Stand up. Every 30 minutes or so, stand up, stretch and take a few deep breaths.

Now, don’t you feel healthier already?

Click here* to watch Melissa Mellady’s full Windy City Live appearance.

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