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Fit Tips: Easy ways to get moving

With the aim of helping faculty, staff and students "Get Your 150" (minutes of recommended exercise a week) to improve health and wellness, the Gazette and Athletics and Recreation will be offering Fit Tips each week.

Get active at work, here are a few easy ways to get moving:

Stationary Jog: Stand up from your chair and jog in place. Continue for one minute and repeat 3X a day.

Up against the wall: Stand one to two feet from a sturdy wall (not a cubicle divider), lean forward until your palms are flush against the wall, arms straight and parallel to the ground. Next, bend your elbows to bring your body towards the wall, hold for two seconds, then push back to the starting position. Complete 12-15 reps.

Take a walk-about: Instead of using the phone or sending an email to a colleague put in some face time and take a walk to their desk.

Stair Master: Want to avoid elevator small talk in favor of elevating the heart rate? Take the stairs! For a real leg burn, take two stairs at a time every other flight.