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Stay Fit at the Office...

Nowadays I spend MOST of my time in front of a computer. If I didn’t eat right and exercise, I’d be as big as a HOUSE! Remember, a sedentary lifestyle wallops your health.

So, if you’re a desk-dweller like me. You have to figure HOW to bridge the gap between sitting and moving. You could start with the “Workstation.” It’s the hybrid combination of a desk and a treadmill.

I’m not sure I could type and walk at the same time. I can barely THINK and type at once! I’d rather get up and stretch, especially since University of Queensland researchers determined periodic stretch breaks are good for your health. And here are some desk stretches—via The Los Angeles Times.

Also, here's a whole list of office exercises you can do; including wearing a pedometer, finding a walking buddy and taking the stairs. Actually, taking the stairs is VERY heart healthy and can dramatically increase fitness levels; from Reuters.

Or you good always do Zumba. I’ve never tried it, but apparently this Latin exercise dance-craze is taking the world by storm. Aye carumba! I’m WAY too uncoordinated for that.

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Steve - September 23, 2008 9:17 AM

When I worked at the computer all day, I would get up and walk a lap around my office...about every 10 minutes. Wonder if that had anything to do with me getting laid off ;-)
Cheers, Steve

Sara - September 23, 2008 11:05 PM

Zumba tomorrow night. Hey Gerry- I doubt you are too uncoordinated. It's not required to follow the instructor exactly- personal style you know. Besides lots of women in the class.

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