Lack of exercise and prolonged sitting are major factors affecting the health of New York's office based work force. Prolonged sitting in the office has been linked to numerous health issues ranging from fatigue, lack of focus, low back pain and poor circulation to serious chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
Fortunately the solution is simple: Sit less and move more. Even 1-2 minutes of light exercise every hour or so goes a long way toward combating the negative health effects of prolonged sitting.
There are numerous ways to incorporate exercise into the workday such as standing at meetings and during conference calls, body weight exercises like chair squats or desk push-ups, taking the stairs and walking to discuss issues face to face with colleagues instead of using email.
Working in New York City however, provides many other unique, simple, fun and free ways to infuse exercise into the day. Try one of these NYC work day favorites to boost health, energy and productivity.