UK Human Resources

Recess At Work

What You Need to Know: 

Been sitting too long? Time to get up and move! Try Recess At Work. It’s simple – just gather your coworkers and take a quick walk, climb the stairs, do some easy stretches, or make up your own routine. Try it today and pass it along to departments around you. You're welcome to invite UK Health & Wellness over, and we’ll show you how it’s done. To schedule your introduction to Recess At Work, call us at 257-9355 or email.

Instant Recess® Toolkit:

  • About & Facts (PDF)
  • Tools for Gauging Interest (PDF)
  • Printable Posters (PDF)

Recess At Work In Action

UK Institute for Workplace Innovation stays active during the workday by playing office Hangman! Check out the video:

UK Health & Wellness leads a Recess At Work for the UK College of Public Health's Ohio Valley Appalachia Regional Geriatric Education Center. Check out the video:

What do you do to stay active during the workday? Upload your own Recess @ Work video to your YouTube page and send us a link. Your video could be featured on our website!

Other Ideas

Gather your co-wokers and:

  • Walk around your buiding inside or out
  • Climb some stairs
  • Play music and dance for 5-10 minutes
  • Sing head, shoulders, knees, and toes with actions
  • Do the chicken dance
  • March/jog in place
  • Do some easy stretches or yoga poses
  • Check out the office workouts

Dr. Toni Yancey, UCLA, is the creator of Instant Recess®.