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For many of us, walking may already be a part of our daily routine — but it can also be an easy and free way to sneak more physical activity into our daily lives! Whether you walk, run, bike or roll — WorkWell NYC challenges you to move more! Adults should aim to get 30 minutes of physical activity in, 5 days a week and here’s why:

 


Benefits of Physical Activity

 

Improve Your Mood
Improve your mood

 

 

Prevent Many Chronic Illnesses
Prevent many chronic diseases

 

 

Maintain a Healthy Weight
Maintain a healthy weight

 

 

Strengthen Bones
Strengthen and protect bones, muscles, and joints

 

 


Fitness Discounts

Take advantage of the following City employee discounts!

 

Blink Crunch NYSC 24 Hour Fitness YMCA ClassPass

 


Get Active at Work

Here are some tools to help you get moving throughout your workday!  Learn More

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  • Loosen up your muscles with a chair stretch. Make it a team thing and initate a mid-day stretch break!
  • Gather your colleagues and start a lunchtime walking club
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator

 

Here are more ways to get active at work, at home and on the go!


Local Fitness Programs

You don’t need to join a gym to get your physical activity in! Check out these other ways to get moving in your community!  Learn More

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Local Fitness Programs
  • Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs! Class offerings are varied and include aerobics, yoga, pilates and zumba. Find a class near you.
  • Break out your running shoes and enjoy an open run with New York Road Runners. Runs are held weekly and are open to everyone no matter your current physical activity level. Locate an open run near you!
  • Visit BeFitNYC to find free and low-cost fitness activities in your area.
  • Physical activity doesn’t have to be expensive! Find out how to Make NYC Your Gym!
  • Check out the Guide to Healthy Eating and Active Living in NYC for more tips on how to stay active.