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Gym Etiquette - Working Out At Work
If you are fortunate to have a gym or fitness equipment at your workplace, don't abuse your privileges by exercising boorish behavior.
More and more employers and companies are encouraging employees to focus on their health and fitness. From ergonomics to low-fat menus in the cafeteria, the health and well being of employees is a top management concern. After all, it's good business. A healthy work force translates into fewer sick days and helps to insure higher efficiency and productivity.
In an effort to promote fitness, many employers are making it easier for employees to exercise during the work day. Some small organizations are finding ways to squeeze exercise equipment into under-utilized space, larger companies are installing state-of-the-art fitness centers, and at firms where outdoor space is available, fitness courses with stretching and strengthening stations are sprouting up like mushrooms in monsoon.
When adding exercise to the work environment, there are etiquette rules of the road that must be factored into the formula in order to achieve success for all. Here are a few tips to insure that your manners are as toned as your abs:
Apply the rules you learned on your elementary school playground, and you'll earn a gold star in the company gym: share and take turns, follow directions, don't show off, think of others, and play nice.
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