Monday, November 19, 2007

Stairway to...fitness



Sorry about the long absence. Holiday busy-ness and a cold put me out of the blogging mindset for a while.

Here's what's been going on with me lately:

1. We cooked a meal this weekend that was all vegan and consisted of
--Red lentil soup
--Roasted cauliflower and tomatoes
--Garlic bread on my homemade bread

This meal contained about an entire head of garlic so it should beat my cold into remission!

2. I'll do another entry about our Thanksgiving, but we plan to bring:
--White bean & sundried tomato dip
--A savory tart with leek filling and mushroom sauce
--Berry pie

3. This weekend, HS and I were talking about how both our workplaces forbid us from using the stairs. Elevators are the only option. I don't understand why this is--allegedly it's for security but that doesn't logically add up. Once you get through the front door, you have access to the whole building, it's not a floor-by-floor basis.

I don't think this policy was designed to thwart my fitness efforts, but it seems like employers are reluctant to do easy things which would promote better health and fitness among their employees. Maybe this is more prevalent in the US than abroad.

Have you noticed any fitness opportunities that could be available to you at work, but aren't? Or, does your employer offer fitness incentives and opportunities?

8 comments:

Katyola said...

Weird! I can use the stairs at work whenever I want, but then again, I don't need a security clearance at the magazine. Besides my well-documented office food situation (there's waaay too much of it), one good thing has happened in the past couple of months. Our office now has a small gym equipped with free weights, weight machines, stationary bike, elliptical and a treadmill. I still tend to go to the Y or run outside for exercise, but it's nice that the gym is here.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I saw a picture once of an LA Fitness somewhere that had an escalator leading up to the front door-- ummm so the people who are coming to the fitness center can't take the stairs?! I thought it was pretty ironic.

Vegetation said...

Glad you're over your cold! And your vegan meal sounds delicious!

Amy said...

CCV, yes, I put that in the same category as people who circle the gym parking lot looking for the closest spot!

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ceri said...

that's why working in a city (like downtown DC) is a great thing. at least on your lunch break, you can bust out and walk somewhere. of course, now, as a "stay-at-home" mom (is there a better label for what i do?) i have many opportunities for exercise, both fun and grueling.

zandria said...

My workplace is the same way! We don't have access to the stairs either, and I hate that. I used to use breaks at other workplaces to go up and down the stairs for exercise.

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