You don’t have to sacrifice fitness for long, busy days at work. While long periods of sitting are unavoidable for those of us with desk jobs, scheduling mini workouts into your daily routine can be the key to maximizing your physical activity and health. Learn some simple ways to get moving during the workday — and fuel your mini workouts with HealthyYOU Vending snacks, drinks and meals.
Take a walk
Walk to work, or if you live too far away, park your car farther away from the entrance to your office. Right there, you’ve gained two mini walks to and from your car. Consider a lunchtime walk around your building or around the block. Better yet, get the whole team out for a brisk walking conference instead of sitting in a stuffy meeting room.
Ride your bike to work
Bike riding is a great way to get in some cardio twice a day. Some companies even offer incentives to employees who use alternative means of commuting.
Take the stairs
That elevator is tempting, for sure. But climbing a few flights of stairs burns extra calories in just a few minutes. If you work in a large office building, take the stairs to a restroom on a different floor. For bigger results, take two stairs at a time.
Sitting on a fitness ball instead of a chair uses different muscles and can help strengthen your core. Replacing your office chair with a fitness ball for all or part of your workday provides a great workout.
Don’t have time to leave the office for lunch? Grab a hot meal from a HealthyYOU Vending optional entrée/side dish vendor and do a few calf raises and counter push-ups while you microwave your meal!
Fitting in short-term exercise doesn’t have to be a huge interruption to your workday. And remember, it’s easy to fuel your mini workouts with HealthyYOU Vending’s healthier snacks, drinks and meals. Find out how to get a HealthyYOU Vending machine in your workplace today — without any cost to your company!