Office Workout – Exercise physiologist Harry Beresford from Portland District Health is giving expert advice, as Craig demonstrates simple exercises that can be done in any office setting with limited space and no equipment.
Office workers often spend much of their day sedentary and operating office equipment. Australian statistics show that 68.5% of the workforce are either sedentary or have very low levels of activity. Essentially we go to work and sit for eight hours and that fact is having serious effects on our health.
Regular activity helps improve your overall health and fitness. It also reduces your risk for many chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and obesity.
There are many ways to reach physical activity in your day
- Taking the stairs
- Parking away from work and walking
- Deliver a message in person instead of emailing
- Have stand up or walking meetings
- Take your lunch break as an opportunity for a walk around the block