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There is a wellness movement within the American Business model today. Healthy employees are an asset to any business. Physically active employees are more productive, less likely to be absent and happier in the workplace. With ever increasing health care costs there are financial benefits as well. Creating a wellness culture at work is good for everyone's bottom line.
A recent article in the New York Times revealed that sitting all day, even if we get our daily 30 minutes of exercise, is bad for our health. "Scientists have determined that after an hour or more of sitting, the production of enzymes that burn fat declines by as much as 90%. Extended sitting slows the body's metabolism of glucose and lowers the levels of good, HDL, cholesterol in the blood. Those are risk factors toward developing heart disease and Type 2 diabetes." To be healthy we all need to have an active lifestyle even at work. If you have a desk job it is recommended that you get up and move every 30 minutes during the day.
Maybe it's time to change your work culture. Healthy lifestyles are a 24/7 commitment so let's activate your workday. Who knows, your boss might just say "great idea!"
Ask for a stand up work station, make it available for the entire team
Skip the conference room and schedule walking meetings, use a small recorder to take the minutes
Set the alarm on your watch or phone for 30 minutes and move for one minute. Oh, and take a drink of water at the same time.
Swap out your chair for a balance ball desk chair.
Plan in three 10 minute walking breaks during your day
Take a lunch break! Do not eat at your desk
It's good for your body, it's good for your brain and it's good for your spirit!
Hoigaards has a great Lunch and Learn menu for corporate events and activities. If you have an Employee Wellness Team have them contact me today! We'd love to come and inspire your fellow employees to healthy outdoor lifestyles.
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NORDIC WALKING THURSDAY
ARBORETUM OUTDOORS with HOIGAARDS
Spring is busting out all over at the MN Landscape Arboretum.
Join us at 1pm or 6pm for group walks on the 3 Mile Drive. Poles available for use during this free program.
Be sure to check out the Hoigaard's calendar for a full listing of our events, seminars and community programs. Monday Nite Bike Rides are in full swing and there's Bike Maintenance and Rollerski classes coming up.
Nordic Walking Thursdays
Thursdays 6:00 various locations
Get your poles out and join us for Nordic Walking Thursdays in May! Whether you are a new walker or been doing it forever, love to have you join us. Yes, we will help you get started, yes we always have poles for you to borrow and yes you can bring the man in your life. In June we'll be back on Tuesdays.
In the case of questionable weather call 952.426.7031 after 4pm for an update on the status of the walk.
Hoigaard's is partnering with St Louis Park to provide a daytime Nordic Walking Club. We'll meet at the Parkshore Senior Community on their patio facing Wolfe Park. You can park in the St Louis Park Community Center and walk over. Poles will be available for use. One time registration, $10, through St Louis Park Community Ed, 952-928-6418
Monday May 20 6pm
Intro to Nordic Walking
Our new partnership with St Louis Park features Intro to Nordic Walking Classes on the third Monday of the month, April-July at Wolfe Park. Registration is thru St Louis Park Community Ed, 952.928.6418
Sunday June 9 9am
HOW Bike Ride
We'll meet to ride at the Hopkins Depot, be aware that part of this ride will be on packed limestone trails. We will ride a total of 22 miles with a stop for refreshments half way thru.
We're going to schedule 3 weekend trips this summer instead of one long one. This is the first one, a river paddle on the Namakogan River. We have a cabin and there's room for tents in the yard. If you don't have your own boat you can either rent one in Hayward or from Hoigaards. There will also be an option of mountain biking and hiking on Sunday morning. Price for the weekend will include food and accommodations, we're still working on what that will be. Interested? rsvp to get your name on the list and help with the rest of the planning.
SUNDAY, JULY 14
HOW Paddle St Croix River 8am-5pm
This will be an all day paddle. We'll start in Taylors Falls and return by shuttle to our cars at the end of the day. We will plan on carpooling and if anyone is interested in camping on Saturday nite we can include that as an option. Cost to be announced but it will only be the cost of the shuttle and rental if you don't have your own boat.
Unless otherwise noted, you can register for any of the events listed above by e-mailing HOW@hoigaards.com or call 952-929-1351 x221.
Visit our "events" page for even more information.