Imagine the scene: it’s 1:05 p.m., and you hear co-worker Stacey Thompson announcing, “Okay. It’s time!” Within seconds, you find yourself gathered at the reception desk with a dozen of your co-workers, marching in place, in preparation to dance.
Well, this is what employees of Summit Health Institute for Research and Education (SHIRE), a nonprofit organization which fights obesity, have been up to. They are among the first to embrace “Instant Recess”, a push to establish ten-minute daily exercise breaks in all workplaces.
SHIRE’s executive director, Ruth Perot, said:
This is hard for folks to ignore. You can’t say, “I didn’t know it was happening.” And if your boss has time to do it, so do you.
UCLA professor Toni Yancey, who created Instant Recess, said,“In five years, Instant Recess will be in Congress, churches, waiting rooms … Once the opportunity is available, people will take it. We’re always talking about making exercise part of our lives; it seems to me this is one fantastic way to do so.”
What about you—do you like the idea of Instant Recess starting up your workplace?
Originally published at Diet Blog