So, to make up for what used to be a daily workout for many of us, try the following:
- Instead of a heavy box full of documents, try lifting your desktop printer or scanner several times; if you are brave enough to unhook it, carry it from one side of your desk to the other
- Instead of heavy files, volunteer to make the morning coffee run or the lunch run which will allow you to juggle items of various sizes and shapes
- Move the toner refill to the top shelf of the supply cabinet and hide the step stool so you have to stretch to retrieve it
- If you park in an open parking lot, park at the far end when it's raining so you can practice your sprinting skills; alternatively, organize desk chair races in the office during lunch: racers push their coworkers in their desk chairs down long hallways
With a little effort, our fitness won't have to suffer. If you have any other suggestions for paralegal workouts, please let me know!