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September 4, 2015

5 Ways to Get Active at Work

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Nearly 4 out of 5 adults in America do not get the recommended amount of exercise each week. To help spread the word and inspire people across the country to get moving, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation launched #Commit2Ten, a campaign challenging everyone to add 10 more minutes of physical activity to their days.

We know this can be a challenge for those of us who spend many hours in an office, so Clinton Foundation employees are here to show you 5 easy ways you can #Commit2Ten at work:

1. TAKE YOUR MEETINGS TO-GO

Clinton Foundation President Donna Shalala conducts an impromptu walking meeting with CGEPartnership’s Initiative Operations Coordinator, Gideon. Walking can boost creativity and enhance communication among team members. Now that’s a productive meeting!

 

2. STRESS LESS FOR 10

Director of Media Relations Brian pauses for a 10-minute relaxation session. By releasing muscle tension triggered as a response to stress, you can become more focused and relaxed throughout the day – an essential for our press department!

 

3. NEXT ON THE AGENDA: GET MOVING

Information Technology Associate Ifeanyi takes a stand at a team meeting for the next agenda item—a physical activity break. Get inspired and find new ways to move. When planning for your next meeting, incorporate a 10-minute team exercise on the schedule.

 
4. PICK A CARD, ANY CARD

CGI Program fellow Pauline demonstrates knee to elbow, an easy desk exercise. Print, cut, and draw from our staff fitness activity deck each day to find simple physical activity ideas perfect for the office.

 
5. POSITIVE PEER PRESSURE

Human Resources and Operations take a break in The Hub for a group physical activity. Make 10 minutes of your lunch break active by meeting with colleagues and following along on screen!

Explore more tips on how to incorporate physical activity in your workplace.