What exercise in the workplace typically looks like
Don’t worry. When we are talking about exercise in the workplace, we are talking about just a few minutes of your time each day to give your body and mind a break. Not only that, but these breaks don’t require you to get dressed specifically for the exercises or even to break out into a sweat. All they require from you is a little bit of time and the inclination to build it into a healthy habit.
Because let’s face it, being sedentary and working in front of the screen or at the desk for extended periods of time can be exhausting – and the sedentary behavior brings negative health consequences that cannot easily be corrected by doing physical activity after work (1). It is really important to break up your sedentary day with even just a few minutes of this exercise. And yes, it might sound counter-intuitive when it comes to getting work done, but studies have shown that actually taking some time out to exercise during your working day could help you to become more productive (2).
Despite this, many workplaces and their employees have a hard time finding the right time and exercises for healthy breaks.
Bottom Line: Exercise in the workplace takes a few minutes out of your working day, but can actually increase productivity.