The president of ChemOps Insights LLC in Spring, TX, Donald ”Don” Lee Pferdehirt leverages more than two decades of experience in the chemical process engineering field to provide valuable insights in all facets of creating and operating chemical facilities. Apart from his work, Don Pferdehirt supports the efforts of the American Heart Association (AHA).
Existing and emergent research shows that exercise (even in short bursts) can have major health benefits. With that in mind, the American Heart Association recently addressed the issue of being active in the workplace by outlining some tips for getting some exercise while on the job. According to AHA, a person needs two and a half hours of moderate activity per week, or an hour and fifteen minutes of strenuous exercise, to stay healthy — this means every minute counts.
Walking during a lunch break is a great way to clock some time toward your movement goals. Parking farther away, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or even walking across the office to give a coworker a message (instead of using email/messaging apps) can add up over the course of a week. Many companies also offer employee incentives for wellness, so it’s also a good idea to contact your human resources department as you work to incorporate more activity into your daily routine.