Walk Around the Clock – After Work

It’s quitting time and your work day is done. You get up to leave and not only is it difficult standing up, but when you do finally do get up, you realize you have a lot less pep in your step.

That’s because you’ve been sitting behind a desk all day and there are risks associated with that.

One way to counter the effects of sitting in front of a computer screen all day is to go for a walk after work.

Poor circulation equals poor health.

Good circulation is necessary for all of our biological systems. Blood circulation delivers oxygen and helps eliminate waste. When circulation is bad you can experience tired legs, cold extremities and low energy levels. An easy way to boost circulation do an activity that increases your blood flow.

You don’t have to be a marathoner to get the blood pumping. Just 20 to 30 minutes of brisk walking can improve circulation. Longer walks can strengthen your heart and improve overall cardiovascular health, which is important for proper circulation.

Here are a few tips for an after work walk:

  • If you parked your car half a mile away from your office in the morning you can now walk back to it.
  • Get on the bus/subway a stop later and walk the extra distance.
  • Start a Monday Mile that takes place during after-work hours. Morning isn’t the only time to conduct one.

More Ways to Walk Around the Clock

Our Walk Around the Clock series features ideas for fitting in a walk any time of day.