“Without regular physical activity, the body slowly loses its strength and ability to function well” The American Heart Association.  The most important thing to remember is never overdo it, keep a steady pace and listen to music to relax yourself.

Staying fit is important to me.  I make working out part of my daily routine. Whether it’s early in the morning, lunch, or after work in the evening; I always try to get at least 30 minutes or more of exercise. Working out is convenient for me; I have a membership to my local gym.  Also here at Rushimprint we are fortunate that we have a gym right here in our office.

Keeping it Fun

It’s easy to lose motivation over time, so in order to keep yourself from becoming bored and to keep your muscles guessing, try performing a variety of exercises.

Here are some of the things I enjoy:  running, spin, weight training and belly dancing. This week I plan on taking a jazzercise class with a friend,  sounds like it will be a lot of fun.

Getting Started

At most of our jobs we are sitting behind a desk for several hours a day.  Make becoming active one of your priorities. We all have busy lives so a great way to start is to just devote 20 to 30 minutes to yourself.

You can break it up into 2 fifteen minute workouts.  Set small goals for yourself and when you reach them, reward yourself.  Research shows that exercise helps improve your mood and productivity. You will also look and feel great.  Try different things and see what works best for you.

Here are a few fun products that you can use right at home:

  • Stay Fit Digital Jump Rope

    This is an article from The American Heart Association

Employees who are healthy are more productive because they are absent less often and are able to focus and perform better at work. That’s why the American Heart Association created the national initiative called Start!. Start! calls on all Americans to create a culture of physical activity and live healthier lives by walking.

Did you know that by adding one hour of regular, vigorous physical activity, adults may gain up to two hours of life expectancy? There are more than 140 million Americans over age 20 who are overweight and obese — a serious risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Also, only 30.9 percent of U.S. adults age 18 or older engage in regular leisure-time physical activity.

Start by including more physical activity into your daily routine. Take a walk, ride a bike or take the stairs.  To help you reach and maintain a healthy body weight, the American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity at least five days a week.

Promote good health in the workplace. Your employees will reap the benefits with lower out-of-pocket medical costs, a reduced risk of developing a chronic health condition and increased satisfaction with their jobs and lives. Medical, workers’ compensation and disability costs will be lower, too.

Also check out another great article with helpful tips:

Tips for Exercise Success by The American Heart Association.