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Squeeze in exercise at work as well as home

Was it only last October 7th that the new Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans was released by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services?  It was!  The highlight of the new guidelines was the amount of exercise set for adults for a minimum, 2 1/2 hours a week, and for extensive health benefits, five hours a week and two days a week of strengthening activities.

While Walker Engineering is working on a developing research into how to add back exercise into the workplace, much is being done elsewhere.  The Washington Post has the angle for doing work while doing household chores, which, while tiring, don’t necessarily qualify as appropriate, in the article “Too Busy to Squeeze In a Workout?  You Don’t Know Hot Squats.” The article outlines’s co-founder Jenny Hein’s approach to exercise while doing ordinary household chores.

Another interesting approach is to produce work while exercising, the approach Oregon State University is taking while becoming one of the first universities to equip their exercise machines to collect power.  Go Beavs!