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You’re good at what you do. You have the right work ethic and you always strive to go above and beyond. What else can you do to improve your performance at work? Get physically active. According to a study published by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), quality of work, mental performance and time management improve by about fifteen percent on days workers exercise. If you want to improve your work performance and climb to the top through regular physical activity, read further and find out which activities others enjoy and get some helpful tips about how to choose the right activity for you.

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  1. 1. AV O I D C H A I R B U T T: G E T F I T & G E T A H E A D
  2. 2. AVOID CHAIR BUTT: GET FIT & GET AHEAD AHEADTOMEBOTTMLINERES OURCES Michaels & Associates Docntrain, Ltd. dba Michaels & Associates 11639 E. Wethersfield Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85259 USA marketing@docntrain.com www.docntrain.com Phone: 480-614-8440 Toll-free: 877-614-8440 Fax: 480-614-2775 Copyright © 2008 Michaels & Associates Docntrain, Ltd. dba Michaels & Associates. All rights reserved.2Page
  3. 3. AVOID CHAIR BUTT: GET FIT & GET AHEADG E T P H Y S I C A L LY A C T I V E T O I M P R O V E Y O U RWORK PERFORMANCEYou’re good at what you do. You have the right work ethic and you always strive to goabove and beyond. What else can you do to improve your performance at work? Getphysically active. According to a study published by the American College of SportsMedicine (ACSM), quality of work, mental performance and time management improveby about fifteen percent on days workers exercise. If you want to improve your workperformance and climb to the top through regular physical activity, read further and findout which activities others enjoy and get some helpful tips about how to choose the rightactivity for you. 3 Page
  4. 4. AVOID CHAIR BUTT: GET FIT & GET AHEAD AHEADTOMEBOTTMLINERES Exercise Improves Job OURCES Performance by About 15%. Favorite Activities Poll Here are some related articles Being curious about physical activities others participate in and enjoy, we posed the question “What types of about fitness in the workplace: exercise do you enjoy and why?” on the professional networking community website www.linkedin.com. A number of people responded about the types of physical activities in which they participate and why. Here are the  How Much Does Physical most frequent responses received. You may want to consider if any of these activities are right for you. Inactivity Cost You? http://www.entrepreneur.com Gym /worklife/healthandfitness/he althyandwealthycolumnistkris Joining a gym gives you access to structure, experts who can help you learn how to tinwehner/article195306.html exercise correctly, a sense of community, all the aerobic and strength training equipment you could want and a variety of classes. It’s a great way to explore many  The Desk Workout types of exercises. The president of an Arizona company joined the gym to take http://www.msnbc.msn.com/i d/3562670 advantage of the treadmills. Explaining why she joined the gym, she wrote, “My walk is on a treadmill at what I call “San Francisco” projection (because I want to walk  Fitting in fitness: Finding around in San Francisco without feeling I’m prone to a heart attack).” time for physical activity http://www.mayoclinic.com/h ealth/fitness/HQ01217_D Lift Weights  Exercise - and improve job performance by 15% Milk isn’t the only thing that does a body good. If you are looking for a non-dairy way to get http://changingthenumbers.bl a strong body, try lifting weights. The Vice President of a Canadian company responded ogspot.com/2007/12/exercise- and-improve-job-performance- about weight lifting saying “Ive noticed a very significant drop in my stress level. I feel by.html sharper, and far more productive throughout the day.”4Page
  5. 5. AVOID CHAIR BUTT: GET FIT & GET AHEADWalkWant to get rid of that three o’clock burn-out feeling? Instead of drinking that sugarand caffeine-filled energy drink to increase your energy and clarity, why not trywalking? Seventy-two percent of the respondents listed walking as one of theirfavorite exercises. A mechanical engineer in Alabama said, “I walk a few times aweek at lunch, for about 30 min, with some coworkers. Its a great stress reliever, itsa nice break from staring at a computer screen, and its a great way to combat my"freezing" office.” Run Running is a high intensity workout that offers high intensity benefits. An owner of a company in Texas who responded to our poll said this about running, “It has given me more energy and increased my creativity. I cant explain the increased creativity but I seem to have most of my new ideas while running.” 5 Page
  6. 6. AVOID CHAIR BUTT: GET FIT & GET AHEAD AHEADTOMEBOTTMLINERES OURCES Hike Want a jolt of energy that surpasses the jolt you get from a latte at your favorite coffee bar? Try a hike with a friend or the family dog. It’s cheaper, less fattening and the changes in elevation will get your heart pumping. One hiker, the vice president of an Arizona company, said “The amazing views, different seasons and spotting wildlife were spirit-lifting rewards.” Yoga Want to balance your body, mind and spirit? Try yoga. It’s a therapeutic exercise that provides physical and mental benefits. One information technology and services professional in New York said, “Yoga is great because I am getting significant benefits in terms of flexibility, digestion, strength and weight control, and I dont need equipment.”6Page
  7. 7. AVOID CHAIR BUTT: GET FIT & GET AHEAD Inline Skate Throw away your plastic surgeon’s telephone number. You won’t need liposuction if you inline skate! An Arizona instructional designer commented, “I’ve lost thirty-five pounds, and cellulite on my legs is a thing of the past. My endurance, balance, tolerance and mood have all improved, and answers to work problems come to me when I am skating.” Cycle Are gas prices eating at you? Cycling costs a lot less, is better for the environment and in some cases may even get you to work faster. A certified publicaccountant in Arizona said, “I feel alert, in a better moodand like I get more done when I ride my bike to work.Plus, I save $5.10 a day on gas costs.” 7 Page
  8. 8. AVOID CHAIR BUTT: GET FIT & GET AHEAD AHEADTOMEBOTTMLINERES OURCES The Right Activity for You When considering activities that are right for you check with Human Resources to find out about your company’s wellness program. You might also want to check with your health insurance company’s wellness program. Either of these resources may have a wealth of knowledge about different activities or offer discounts and personal support that make it easy for you to get active. Want to find out more about corporate wellness programs? These articles may interest you:  http://www.infinitewellnesssolutions.com/workplace-wellness.html  http://health-insurance.suite101.com/article.cfm/workplace_wellness_programs Before you decide on the activity, check with your doctor. Once your doctor says you’re healthy enough to participate, choose a physical activity that suits you. To discover which physical activity might be right for you, ask yourself questions like:  What are your likes?  Do you want to participate in a group or individual activity?  How often can you devote time to the activity?  Do you want to be indoors or outdoors?  What is your budget?8Page
  9. 9. AVOID CHAIR BUTT: GET FIT & GET AHEADLikesWhen thinking about a physical activity you would like to do, consider what you enjoyed doing as a childand give it another try. Don’t choose an activity solely because it’s “good” for you. Enjoyment is the key ifyou’re going to stick with the activity.Group or IndividualGroup activities can offer friendship, fun and extra motivation because others are depending on you.Individual activities allow you to participate on your own schedule. They can also offer you a chance toclear your mind and pin down answers to questions.TimeYour goal should be to participate in your chosen activity on a regular basis. So, choose an activity withyour busy schedule in mind. If you’re in crunch time at work and are having trouble finding enough timeto participate in your chosen activity there is no need to fret. Instead, try some exercises you can do atwork like taking the stairs, parking your car further from the door, taking a walk at lunch time or doingdesk exercises. Some exercise is better than none.Take a look at these websites to get more ideas on making every minute count:  http://www.smallstep.gov  http://www.adcouncil.org 9 Page
  10. 10. AVOID CHAIR BUTT: GET FIT & GET AHEAD AHEADTOMEBOTTMLINERES OURCES Location Is being outside appealing to you, or are you bothered by weather extremes? If hot, cold or windy weather conditions are not appealing to you, the gym or walking in the mall might be good options. If you like the outdoors, walking, hiking, cycling or inline skating might be good choices. Budget Physical activities such as walking, running or hiking can cost very little in terms of participating and equipment costs. In most cases, these exercises cost the price of a pair of shoes. Some activities like a gym membership or cycling may require a little higher investment. Consider how much you are willing to spend.10Page
  11. 11. AVOID CHAIR BUTT: GET FIT & GET AHEADSee You at the TopTo improve your performance at work, get physically active. Getting in shape just might be the extra boost you need to get the promotion you’ve beenafter. Choose the activity that is right for you and get moving! marketing@docntrain.com www.docntrain.com toll-free: 877-614-8440 11 Page
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