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How to get your coworkers moving with office stretches

February 25, 2014 Ryan Schuster

Like all North Dakotans, we were pulling for the U.S. women's hockey team to beat arch rival Canada in the Olympic gold medal game in Sochi, Russia, last week. In addition to wanting to see the U.S. win, the staff here at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota were also cheering on Grand Forks natives Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux, two of Team USA's top players.

We were so excited for the game that we decided to place a friendly wager on the outcome with our neighbors to the north, Saskatchewan Blue Cross. The loser would have to lead employees in office stretches or exercises. Unfortunately, the U.S. lost a heartbreaker to Canada, 3-2 in overtime in the gold medal game.

We're good sports, so we decided to make good on the bet. Here's some video of us following the instructions in BCBSND's deskercise stretches YouTube video.

You don't have to lose a bet to get some exercise at work. You can use our deskercise stretches and deskercise exercise YouTube videos, either at your own desk, or with a group of your co-workers. You can also follow along with the exercises in the comfort of your own home.

We hope you enjoy these videos and that they inspire you to get active and get moving at work (or at home). Be careful about making bets on sporting events, though.