Is it Possible to Exercise at Work?

Walking to work
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When delving into this topic, we’re immediately transported to the NBC comedy sitcom The Office, where paper salesman Stanley Hudson spends an episode doing leg lifts underneath his desk. But beyond fictional comic relief, is it really possible to exercise while at work? During actual work time, obviously not—that would be irresponsible and unethical. However, there are some ways to make it happen.

The Lunch Break Dilemma

The most obvious time to get some exercise in is during your lunch break. If you’re entitled to an hour-long break, you may find that you don’t need a full hour to eat lunch and that you can actually spend 15 minutes of that time doing a few push-ups or a jog around the block.

The Commute

Another great option that many people do is to use their commute as an opportunity to exercise. If you live within relatively close distance to your work, why not walk, jog, or even bike to work? Any of those scenarios is healthier than driving to work every day. If you don’t mind being a tad sweaty when you get there, it may be the right move. Try it out and see how you like it!