11/01/2015

Work place exercise


There is a saying, if you love your work, you don’t have to work a single day. These words are becoming truer today just be a little tweaking in the work place and helping employees to do their work differently. Read in the media that Sheng Siong, the supermarket is teaching its staff how to live well and how to work well, how to stand, how to bend, how to carry things the right way. This reminds me of the elderly woman that picks cardboard for a living and in the process she is doing some exercise at the same time. This is killing two birds with one stone, working and exercising, or like not working but just enjoying an exercise regime.

It would not be a bad idea if organizations with manual workers redesign the way they work, how to carry things, lift things, put things up and down or moving around and turn them into an exercise routine. The staff could be strutting around in style, or doing short sprints in the warehouse or supermarket. There are plenty of space to do such exercises. Maybe change their uniforms to sports gear and instead of dragging their feet, they could be jogging or sprinting. These routines are good for health too and can keep the staff happily engaged in positive thinking, not working.

And yes, add in the music to go with it. The organizations would have happy and jovial people, physically fit and healthy, working and exercising at the same time. I am exercising the joints of my fingers at the moment. I also practice exercising my eye muscles by looking at the screens. I also exercise my mind to prevent dementia setting in. How nice, doing so many exercise at the same time punching the keys on the keyboard.

Now is this not thinking out of the box, turning boring routines in the workplace into exercises and the workplace a nice gym for the staff?


Oh, if there is a train break down, make a public announcement that it is exercise time. The commuters must be told to lug along their jogging gear. And they can change into them and start jogging to their destinations and can thank the MRT for the opportunity to jog. It is all in the mind. Get fit, go green ya?

21 comments:

agongkia said...

Good morning uncle RB.
Glad to see that you finally have a positive attitude.
All these while you see me here and that is my company special welfare that allow me to kaypoh using my smartphone while working.My towkay ask me to upgrade my Inglish by reading blogs, motivate me to become future towkay by ticking off those lazy choosy and entitlement mentality Sinkie workers.Paid to kaypoh in blogs,
where to find.
Yes.Train breakdown is good.Once a while must have breakdown to make pax exercise.
Too many Ah Pui paying single fare but occupying double seats.
Breakdowns also should be seen as a free training on how to deal with emergency. Be grateful to mrt.

Anonymous said...

For positive approach (in Singapore), company should provide conducive environment towards promising culture, could be on mandatory (and voluntary) short break.

Take special practice (in China), all lights must be off during lunch time, silence for those taking power nap, even pulling out their comfortable sleeping bed.

Hands-On Green Matters

Anonymous said...

When you mess up, but remain smooth as f*ck!

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Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Hi Agongkia,

Your towkay is yakult or the bird park? My view is your towkay is wasting too much public money on the wrong things. The real threat to this city state now turned hotel is race and religion and flooding the hotel with new citizens.

Tell your towkay to spend public money wisely.

Anonymous said...

// This reminds me of the elderly woman that picks cardboard for a living and in the process she is doing some exercise at the same time. //


Yes, the pioneer of this "super-talented" idea is none other than the Minister of Collect Cardboard for Exercise ( nicknamed MCCE ) aka ( the current) MSF ( not kee chiu; but the other paper jamneral ) who poured insult to injuries on those poor hunch back old ladies who have to push their cardboards -laden half-broken trolleys on hot and humid side walks and roads, otherwise under rain and stormy weather. Maybe cab change his nickname to MCASF -"Minister of ConscienceLESS and ABSOLUTE SelFishness"

Anonymous said...

// Now is this not thinking out of the box, turning boring routines in the workplace into exercises and the workplace a nice gym for the staff? //


Aiya, already being practised since 2011 lah.

Exercise the mouth muscles Lee-king cockles skewered on Fish ball sticks.

After can do push-ups for 2 hours in all positions. Kill how many cockles, oops, birds with one stone?

Anonymous said...

// Tell your towkay to spend public money wisely. //

Doing exercise during office hours?

Enjoying private marginal benefits at the expense of marginal social costs?

As long as OPM, leeking and suckling cockles is PURE HEAVEN on earth in the office during working hours?

Anonymous said...

// The staff could be strutting around in style, or doing short sprints in the warehouse or supermarket. //

Aiyo!

The office in town not like warehouse where have place to sprint?

Cannot think out of the fish ball stick, oops, box meh?

Can substitute rigorous and marathon push-ups for sprinting as exercise in office?

3-in-1 Ching Ho idea? Work, Exercise and Puppy lifestyle all rolled into one super-efficient process?

Anonymous said...

// I am exercising the joints of my fingers at the moment. I also practice exercising my eye muscles by looking at the screens. I also exercise my mind to prevent dementia setting in. How nice, doing so many exercise at the same time punching the keys on the keyboard. //


Suggestion for a similar exercise for highly stressed men now grappling with so many cracks and worms surfacing. ......

Guys go toilets pee usually may be as long as about 30 to 90 seconds clearing their brother ( dunno how spell bloodyblairder ).

How about exercising the fingers and palms while pee-in by hanging water filled balloons about a small yayapapaya size and hang, mounted on the walls beside the urinals. The stressed out meaneestirs can squeeze the yaypapaya-size water balloons everytime they pee-ING .....

Anonymous said...

// Oh, if there is a train break down, make a public announcement that it is exercise time. The commuters must be told to lug along their jogging gear. And they can change into them and start jogging to their destinations and can thank the MRT for the opportunity to jog. It is all in the mind. Get fit, go green ya? //


Santastic idea!

Assuming some NS NTU undergraduates staying in Pasir Ris kena the train breakdown along the way at Tanah Merah, they have to jog with their bags behind them all the way to NTU at Nanyang Ave, some 30 km away.

Great training for their IPPT, say once a week. .....

Better than the 24 km road march ......

Anonymous said...

Yeah!

Great for O and A Levels students also taking their exams!

The recent intensive mugging have left many in much needed exercises and some breakdowns during November can work in massive exercises in between their exam time tables and their last minute frantic cramming.

Anonymous said...

Multiple birds with one stone!

Anonymous said...

Some meanystirs might exercise their hands while in office but below the table ..... literally multiple bird with one hand .... Oops ..... One stone.

Anonymous said...

冥泥死的 ( meanystirs? )

Anonymous said...

// There are plenty of space to do such exercises. //


Ha ha ha ....... In the office?

Sure.

Like ....... ? Rigorous PUSH-UP?

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Tmr students taking their A level Paper Generals, oops, General Paper .....

Hopefully no ( more silly ) excuses for ( potential ) breakdowns of mess(y) rape-it tran-SICK?

Testing ( new ) trains early in the morning peak hours during year end O and A level exams? Either SUPER kong cum excuse or SUPER kong cum garbagement in charge to test ( new ) train during morning peak hour and during frantic and frenetic exam peak period? Either way some SUPER kong cum Jiat Sai in charge?

Anonymous said...

$8 cow, tmr morning pls remind your ( kong cum ) Paper Tiga-星 僵菌 QUACK QUACK QUACK not to test any ( new ) train during morning PEAK PERIOD ......

Anonymous said...

Based on Chinese Geomancy, tmr weather is .......

Anonymous said...

天机不可泄露 。。。。。。

Anonymous said...

Good duck to Magosa. ..... ( Demon ) Quack Quack Quack