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10 Ways to Get Fit at Work

Physical activity in the workplace means encouraging employees to be physically active to, from or at work. There are many vital reasons for you and your colleagues to make activity at work a priority - it's healthy for the body and the brain!

Here are some tips for active living in the workplace:


Create a new morning routine. Start your day with 10 minutes of movement indoors or outdoors. Some stretching and a short walk first thing in the morning can be better than caffeine!

If you must drive to work, park away from your work site so you can fit in a short walk.

If you are able to leave your workstation from time to time during the day, plan regular intervals incorporating physical activity from a walk to the water fountain to stretching while you photocopy documents. 

Walk, jog, wheel or cycle during your lunch hour. 

Have 'walking meetings' instead of sitting in the boardroom. 

Take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator wherever possible. 

If your workplace offers sport activities or has a fitness or wellness program, sign up for an activity or try a class. 

Organize an active social outing for your co-workers to enjoy and consider challenging other departments or companies to participate and match your numbers. 

Use a pedometer to mark a set distance around your workplace, either indoors or out, and challenge your co-workers to completing a predetermined distance over several months. 

Get off the bus two stops early and walk the rest of the way home.