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Posts found under "Worksite Wellness " within Fit Life

5 Workday Stretches That Relax Your Mind and Body

By Elizabeth Kovar on Monday, March 24, 2014


Sitting at a desk all day long—whether or not your job is stressful—can be really hard on the body. Taking a few minutes to stretch at your desk is a great way to lengthen the postural muscles, reconnect with the breath and take a break from workday worries. Here are five great stretches that you can do at your desk that will immediately leave you feeling less stressed and more relaxed.




The N.E.A.T. Way to Exercise

By Elizabeth Kovar on Thursday, February 27, 2014


Determined to increase the number of calories you burn each day, but can’t imagine trying to squeeze in another (or longer) workout? The good news is that you can significantly increase your caloric expenditure by simply finding more ways to move and be active throughout your day—without scheduling another trip to the gym. Learn how the N.E.A.T. way to exercise can help you reach your weight-loss goals.




The 3 Stretches You Should Be Doing If You Sit at a Desk

By Stephanie Thielen on Friday, August 09, 2013


An increasing body of research is showing just how bad it is for your body to sit at a desk all day. But you probably didn’t need a study to tell you that—you can tell from the tightness in your low back and hips. The good news is that you can counteract the soreness that comes from sitting by taking short breaks periodically and performing these three effective stretching exercises at least once a day.