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spiderlashes5000 06-11-2013 09:41 AM

Working out at work?
 
Do you do "cublicle calisthenics" or other simple exercises or stretches at your desk at work? Does anyone have a problem w/ you doing it? Do you think these exercises are too much for work? To what extent does you job encourage physical fitness? Do you walk or run at lunchtime or on your breaks?

divegirl 06-11-2013 11:37 AM

I often run at lunchtime during the cooler months. I have been known to swim in the river or do a spin class during lunchtime as well. I just work a bit longer or come in earlier to make up for it.

Josephine 06-11-2013 01:35 PM

I don't think anyone would care here but most people can't see me at my desk, just my team. I don't see why anyone would have a problem with it.

Fifi.G 06-11-2013 01:51 PM

I think it depends on your co workers. At different times, during my 10 years in the same office (& on different shifts), I have had co workers encourage it and ones fall apart over it. Normally the co workers who come in and rarely move, for the entire 12 hours, have a problems with it. One in particular claims it makes her a nervous wreck, and demands that you stop or sit down. She wants everyone motionless, in their chairs.

We have a separate room away from phones and radios (not too far) that has some small exercise equipment in it. You can go there and stretch or do whatever. I normally walk the stairs, and just move around for a bit.

Our employers are huge on this wellness kick, and want everyone to be healthy, yet want people in our office to only take 4 breaks during the 12 hour shift. I disagree. It is recommended by numerous doctors that people who work long shift should get up once an hour and move. Sitting that long, plus the stress, can cause major physical problems. We don't even get a real lunch break so I take my "30 minutes" for lunch, divide, and use it as extra short breaks.

I dare them to argue with my logic.

Fifi.G 06-11-2013 01:52 PM

^ Meanwhile people in other offices take several breaks to walk the grounds (which is encouraged for the 8hr a day employees) during the day, plus get a 1 hour lunch break.

Myradella3 06-12-2013 06:00 AM

I try to take the stairs instead of elevator and will park on the perimeter of the lot, but that's about it for work. We have wellness activities that encourage walking and exercise during the day but I just can't during the day. I go to the gym before work and that works better for me.

PerriP 06-12-2013 06:07 AM

we have several people here who bring tennis shoes and walk the building during lunch/breaks/first thing in the morning (perhaps they do it at the end of the day, too)

We just began 4 day work weeks for the summer, I'm here at 630 and brought my yoga mat - did a few rounds of sun salutations to begin my day - I would be uncomfortable if there were lots of people around when I did it, but because it's so early, I go for it

Speckla 06-12-2013 08:46 AM

I have one of these under my desk at work. It is a great way to exercise (while getting paid) at work. I've had a lot of people express interest in getting one after I've let them take it for spin.

People don't do cubicle exercises but do walk laps around the parking lot during lunches and breaks. Our office management has made sure we have access to a local gym at a corporate rate but nothing is promoted beyond that.

Those exercises look challenging. Is it too much? Depends on your office. No one would do them at mine but they wouldn't bat and eye if I were to do them. They're used to me being a fitness nut. :)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21h0iPhWIWL.jpg

spiderlashes5000 06-12-2013 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Speckla (Post 2179528)
I have one of these under my desk at work. It is a great way to exercise (while getting paid) at work. I've had a lot of people express interest in getting one after I've let them take it for spin.

People don't do cubicle exercises but do walk laps around the parking lot during lunches and breaks. Our office management has made sure we have access to a local gym at a corporate rate but nothing is promoted beyond that.

Those exercises look challenging. Is it too much? Depends on your office. No one would do them at mine but they wouldn't bat and eye if I were to do them. They're used to me being a fitness nut. :)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21h0iPhWIWL.jpg


Can you post a name or link for this piece of equipment? thnx

Speckla 06-12-2013 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000 (Post 2179597)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Speckla (Post 2179528)
I have one of these under my desk at work. It is a great way to exercise (while getting paid) at work. I've had a lot of people express interest in getting one after I've let them take it for spin.

People don't do cubicle exercises but do walk laps around the parking lot during lunches and breaks. Our office management has made sure we have access to a local gym at a corporate rate but nothing is promoted beyond that.

Those exercises look challenging. Is it too much? Depends on your office. No one would do them at mine but they wouldn't bat and eye if I were to do them. They're used to me being a fitness nut. :)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21h0iPhWIWL.jpg


Can you post a name or link for this piece of equipment? thnx

Amazon.com: Sunny Mini Cycle Exercise Bike: Health & Personal Care

I have had mine for 2.5 years and had no problems from it. It started to squeak a while back (sometime last year) and a few squirts of WD40 took care of it. I haven't heard one since.


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