Promoting physical activity in the workplace is essential for several reasons, such as preventing or managing certain chronic illnesses, increasing productivity, and building community morale when done together. Further, physical activity and mental well-being are related, thus making it crucial to encourage. Listed below are some helpful guides, factsheets, videos, and resources to utilize in the workplace.
Policies, Guides, and Toolkits:
CDC Resource Guide: Physical Activity Breaks for the Workplace
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (Second Edition)
Factsheets and Infographics:
CDC Health Benefits of Physical Activity for Adults
NASA DeskFit: 20 Essential Desk Exercises You Can Do Without Leaving Your Office or Home Workspace
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: What’s your move?
Videos and Podcasts:
Move Your Way: Tips for Getting Motivated
Move Your Way: Tips for Busy Days