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Be Active at Work

How Can I be Physically Active at Work?
Every Bit Counts!

  • Give yourself stretch breaks during meetings and other times during the work day - it only takes a few minutes.
  • Start an early morning or after work exercise group.
    Start an early morning or after work exercise group
  • Challenge other departments to a game of volleyball, Frisbee, catch or road hockeyPark further from your entrance and walk.
  • Get off the bus one stop earlier and walk the rest of the way.
  • Start a house league in your favourite sport.
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Challenge other departments to a game of volleyball, Frisbee, catch or road hockey.
  • Have a walking meeting - grab your colleagues and discuss business while taking a walk.
  • Save some time on your lunch or break to enjoy your favourite activity.
    Basketball Football Baseball
  • Contract your stomach and back muscles while sitting in your chair or on the bus.
  • Try walking to your co-workers desk instead of using the phone or sending an e-mail.
  • Roll your shoulders and stretch your neck when sitting in front of the computer.
  • Choose active forms of transportation - walk, bike or rollerblade to work.

Don't forget to stretch!Don't forget to stretch!

Do some of these ideas appeal to you? Use this tool (PDF 35KB, 1 page) to help set a personal goal to lead a more active life.

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Be Active at Work

Revised: February 09, 2010

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