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Working Out During The Work Day

March 15, 2012, 6:09 PM by Casey Wonnenberg

Working Out During The Work Day
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Finding time to workout during a busy day can be a challenge for many.  But research shows even taking a short break to workout can improve your health and reduce your stress.

Spend some time in downtown Sioux Falls during the noon hour, and there's a good chance a group of walkers will pass you by.  Instead of eating during their lunch break, several CNA Surety employees burn off a few calories.

"If you don't have time to workout before or after work, you can come and do it during lunch. We have a 45-minute lunch hour," Carol Halseth said.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, it's best to spread your activity out during the week, and breaking your workout into smaller chunks of time during the day, can also be effective.

"I've lost a few pounds. I know my energy is up. My cholesterol is down," Michele Peterson said.

"I've had my cholesterol checked, and it's down. I think it's all contributed to walking," Halseth said.

There's more to workout work breaks than the physical benefits; research also shows those who exercise during work days are more productive, happier and less stressed.

"If you get tension in your neck and you get out during lunch time and walk, it really does help," Halseth said.

The difficult part for many people who try to workout during their lunch break is finding time to clean up and eat.  But the CNA group says with proper planning, it's not a problem.

"We're lucky where we can sit at our desks and eat.  But I think you can always find some time. I know it's hard, but you can always somehow manage," Peterson said.

"Some of us have that spray stuff you know," Halseth said.

It's why this group is well on its way to the sweet smell of success, one step at a time.

Halseth says it's easier to exercise during work breaks when the weather is nice outside.  They also say having others walk with you helps because they can motivate you and take your mind off the fact that you're exercising.

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