Office Pilates: Take A Walk

Today is supposed to be one of those perfect days–75 degrees, not too humid. You couldn’t ask for a better day. So why not get outside and enjoy it. During a lunch break or even a 15 minute break take a stroll. If you didn’t bring your walking sneakers it doesn’t have to be fast paced, but getting outside will get you moving and revitalize you.

Bring a colleague and you’ll be helping someone else stay healthy too. Or if you have a meeting scheduled, perhaps you can suggest a walking meeting instead of a lunch meeting. Obviously, this depends on how serious a meeting you’ll be having.

While you’re walking keep the core engaged. You’ll get more out of the walk. It doesn’t have to be a long walk, any type of fitness you add to your life that you aren’t used to is good for you. And if you think you can make it a regular thing, keep a pair of walking shoes at work. Chances are you’ll be more likely to take those first steps with a work-buddy, so try and find a regular partner.

Either way your body will enjoy moving a little especially if your job has you sit or stand in roughly the same position all day long.

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About the Author:

Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

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