Today is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day. While health and fitness should be a priority every day, it’s even more relevant today. As autumn rolls in and the weather cools down, it’s even more enjoyable to get some fresh air and movement into your day. Of course, today is a Wednesday, which means you probably aren’t having a day full of fun in the sun. You’re probably either in the office, or working from home. Regardless, chances are you’re working.
Worry not! This doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Why not clear a little bit of time with your boss, and exercise with your female coworkers today? Hint: you can sell it by talking about how you’re not only building morale and camaraderie among coworkers, but noting that exercise boosts productivity – even the Harvard Business Review says it!
Once you get the all-clear, here are some ideas that work whether you’re in or out of the office:
- Take a walk together: How does this work if you’re not in the office? Facetime/phone calls are wonderful things. Utilize technology to boost connection and encourage movement instead of listening to that boring podcast or that same song for the 30th time.
- Take an online Zumba class: If you’re all together, great! You can have fun laughing at how silly you look attempting to dance. If not, that’s fine too. Hop on a Zoom call and share your screen, or play your own music and host your own makeshift Zumba class (take turns being the instructor for bonus points). By the way, we have a free one on YouTube.
- Do some chair yoga: If you’re in the office, this can be done right at your desk. If not, all you need is a chair. If you’ve got a mat, we also have a free yoga class to get you started.
National Women’s Health and Fitness Day is a little extra special for us; as a wellness company that is a certified Women-Owned Business, the cause for female health and fitness is near and dear to our hearts. We regularly help employees – male and female! – boost productivity, engagement, and connection by providing wellness classes that can be done in just 30 minutes, like during a lunch break. Once you fit in some movement at work, you’ll see why our clients swear by it.