Group Exercise is Big

The College of Sports Medicine, in ranking fitness trends for 2019, concluded that millennials enjoy being part of a community that will cheer them on when they do a good job and perhaps push them a bit harder when they don’t. Other popular fitness trends include wearable technology, high intensity interval training (HIIT), yoga and more personalized exercise programs designed specifically for members of the baby boomer generation.

Be a good sport with coworkers

sip-teamJoining a company sports team can build camaraderie, as long as you use some etiquette and common sense when it comes to exercising with fellow employees.

  • Leave any workplace grievances at the office. If you have an issue with someone or just don’t have similar personalities when it comes to your professional life, put those feelings aside on the field or court.
  • Remember you’re part of a team. Work together; don’t try to hog the glory.
  • Don’t be a sore loser if you don’t come out on top. Remember, you’re representing your company and the rest of the people on your team. Congratulate your opponents and thank them for the game.

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Need an exercise idea to get started?

sip-exerciseIf you’ve never thought about trying to push yourself in physical activity, consider coming up with a specific goal. Then, go about getting your body in the shape to do it.

Many goal experts recommend making goals measurable, which usually means number-oriented. With that in mind, here are a few ideas to consider:

  1. Walk for 30 minutes without stopping.
  2. Bike 10 miles.
  3. Complete 100 sit-ups in 5 minutes.
  4. Do 3 pullups.
  5. Jog or run 1 mile without stopping.
  6. Hold a yoga plank position for 1 minute.
  7. Do 20 jumping jacks, crunches, squats, lunges or pushups during commercial breaks while watching TV.
  8. Take the stairs if you have 3 or fewer floors to go.
  9. Try 1 new activity each month – yoga, bike class, Pilates or something else.
  10. Go for a family walk after dinner 3 times a week.

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A Few Simple Moves to Get Back in the Groove

stair-climbWhether you are looking to get started with, or get back to, an exercise routine, you should begin by gradually building a regimen. A guide from the National Institute on Aging suggests starting with as little as 5 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity and increase gradually. You should also set out to perform 30 minutes of endurance exercises most days of the week. Regardless of your age, or length of inactivity, here are some simple exercises to get you moving.
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