Exercise at work: Employers are seeing the plus side of work-site activity
Posted Jul 02 2011 7:34pm
Even if you’re a reasonably active guy or gal, sitting all day at the office can boost your risk of heart disease and diabetes. Not particularly encouraging news, but proof that obesity is getting out of control and office workers need to mix a bit of cardio with their mundane daily office tasks.
The Los Angeles Times has an article by Olga Khazan that says employers are offering fitness tools to keep their workers both productive and fit. Khazan’s article quotes endocrinologist Dr. James Levine as saying three-quarters of adults get little or no daily activity.
Next time you’re at work, skip the elevator and take the stairs. Park your car a few blocks away. And why not ask your employer to pay a portion of your workout costs (if you have a weight room nearby). All he or she can say is NO.