Fitness for office workers

Fitness for office workers

Fitness for office workers
Fitness for office workers
  • Cycle or walk part, if not all, of your journey to work. Read more about cycling for beginners.
  • Get off one bus or tube stop before your final destination.
  • If you need to drive, try to park further away from your office and walk the rest of the way.
  • Discuss project ideas with a colleague at work while taking a walk.
  • Stand while talking on the telephone.
  • Walk over to someone’s desk at work rather than calling them on the phone.
  • Take the stairs instead of the lift, or get out of the lift a few floors early, then use the stairs.
  • Walk up escalators or travelators rather than standing still.
  • Go for a brisk walk during your lunch break. Use a pedometer and keep track of how many steps you take.
  • Try to find different walks, and alternate between them during the week. Build up gradually to walking 10,000 steps a day.
  • Exercise before or after work, or during your lunch break. Your office may have a gym, or you may have access to a nearby swimming pool or squash courts.