Incorporate movement into your workday

While prolonged sitting can be hazardous to our health, just five minutes of movement every half hour can offset some of the most harmful effects. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of resources designed to help you incorporate more movement into your workday.

Get informed

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) currently account for one-third of all occupational injuries and illnesses reported to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) by employers every year. Explore risk factors, movement tips and more with this UF Ergonomics Guide.

Columbia University conducted a study with over 20,000 participants to collect real-life data straight from the workplace – Read the researchers’ findings here.

Get moving

Watch this quick webinar for useful tips and strategies on how to keep your mind engaged, get moving at work and build healthy habits in the workplace.

Calm offers daily move sessions to get you on your feet. Explore the For Work library for sessions tailored to your workday. UF faculty and staff can sign up for a free Calm subscription by completing this form.

Explore our weekly faculty and staff fitness classes – Sign up for cycling, learn new dance moves at Zumba or drop in for lunchtime yoga. Live-streamed and prerecorded classes are also available.

Join the Take 10 Campaign and take 10 minutes each day to be mindful of your health and wellness. Use this time to complete a short workout or explore campus with our UF walking maps.

Switching up your commute is another way to improve movement throughout the day. The Bicycle Commuter Support program offers in-depth 1:1 counseling to connect cycle commuters with resources on-campus, online and in the community to make their commutes successful.