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Jul 14, 2017 - 4 hours, Riley sits answering phone calls from customers... and Alex – a social worker – meets with clients. Following a stressful commute, they.
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I’ve got to go – it’s almost 7!

Alex & Riley The Story of

their jobs may be different, but their lives have a lot in common...

Every morning... Good morning... This is breakfast radio...

Although they live less than 10 miles from their offices, they drive nearly an hour to work because there are no bike lanes or public transportation.

Following a stressful commute, they start their day with a large coffee with cream and sugar or a caffeinated soda.

For the next 4 hours, Riley sits answering phone calls from customers...

At lunch time, Alex goes to the vending machine because there aren’t any nearby restaurants...

Hello, customer service, how can I help you?

and Alex – a social worker – meets with clients. How are you doing today?







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And, even though Riley’s workplace is less than a mile away from the closest restaurant, she has to drive because there are no sidewalks and it’s dangerous to walk.

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They return & eat their lunches at their desks.

Alex spends the afternoon on the phone with clients... And Riley sits in a company training. They Both leave work around 5 PM.


The New Widget

They arrive home at 6:30 PM After picking up their kids. there’s so much to do before they crawl into bed... just before midnight. Can we make the appointment on Saturday?

Oh no, I forgot to send that email!

Like many of us, the only physical activity they had all day are the short walks from their homes to their cars & from their cars to their offices...

I need help with my homework. I’m Hungry!

Which is far short of what is recommended.

Physical activity increases our productivity and reduces our risk of insomnia, depression, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and early death.

CDC recommends that adults participate in at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise and 2 days of muscle strengthening exercises every week.

How do we support physical activity and wellness in and around the workplace? Let’s get started.

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Why can’t I sleep!?!

Yet, 4 in 5 adults are not getting even that much physical activity. This publication was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 3U38OT000141-03S1 awarded to ChangeLab Solutions and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services. ChangeLab Solutions is a nonprofit organization that provides legal information on matters relating to public health. The legal information in this document does not constitute legal advice or legal representation. For legal advice, readers are advised to consult a lawyer in their state. © 2017 ChangeLab Solutions