Fitting activity into a busy day


Janet Hackert, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, Harrison County, University of Missouri Extension

University of Missouri Extension is taking a stand (or a walk) for being more physically active throughout the day. Dr. Steve Ball, state extension specialist and associate professor of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, now has a treadmill desk. This allows him to practice what he teaches by walking on a treadmill while he works at his appropriately-elevated desk.

But what about those of us who cannot afford the cost or space of such a desk? There are still lots of ways to fit activity into our busy days…

Fitting fitness in daily takes some intentionality, but it is possible and can make our lives better by reducing stress, losing weight, improving focus and enhancing job satisfaction…

For ideas on how to fit exercising into your busy day, see the full version of this article at


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