Wear sneakers to work from April 8-12 and you’ll see how easy it can be to fit in more activity. Walk to lunch. Park a few blocks away. Hit the pavement on your coffee break. As long as your heart beats faster for 10 minutes, it really counts! So get active and sneak it in. You’ll be rewarded with a longer, happier, more fulfilling life.
Why 10 Minutes?
According to the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines, adults need 150 minutes of heart-pumping physical activity per week, but this does not have to be done all at once. Research shows that even tiny bouts of physical activity—, as little as 10 minutes at a time, —are associated with increased fitness. A short activity break can actually count towards the recommended level of physical activity per week adults require for health benefits.
Easy Ways to Sneak It In
Some simple ways to add 10 minutes of physical activity into your work day:
• Start a lunchtime walking club
• Book a meeting room for a short yoga session
• Have a walking meeting with colleagues
• Park ten minutes away from the office
• Hop off public transit a few stops sooner
• Go “”power shopping”” and get active while running errands
How to get Involved!
Participating in Sneak It In Week is easy! We’ll make it even easier for you, by offering free downloadable materials for you to use to help encourage your colleagues and peers to get involved in this playful initiative!
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Go ahead, add Sneak It In Week to your calendar and make a promise to yourself that you’ll sneak it in that week. You’ll see why sneaking it in is a fun and easy way of incorporating a little more physical activity into your workdays.