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Legal Assistant Uses Accelerometer for Herself, Not for Law Firm Prize Drawing

Legal Assistant Uses Accelerometer for Herself, Not for Law Firm Prize Drawing

Most of us know how hard it is to include regular exercise in a sedentary profession that often requires longer than normal work days, parked in front of a computer screen. So kudos to Stamford, Connecticut law firm Fox Rothschild LLP which sponsors a monthly drawing for a $200 gift card for employees who walk at least 4,000 steps a day.

Carole Lang, a legal assistant for the firm, was interviewed for a recent feature article in The Boston Globe, “Healthy Steps.” But she doesn’t walk just for a chance to win a sizable gift card:

Carole Lang, 66, a legal assistant at the Fox Rothschild law firm in Stamford, Conn., has been using an accelerometer provided by GlobalFit since March and says that while her firm provides a monthly drawing for a $200 gift card for those who meet the 4,000-step-a-day challenge, the prizes aren’t what motivate her to walk more. “I’m competitive with myself and can see how much I’ve walked today compared to what I walked in the past. I want to walk more each day because of who I am.’’

Silva Accelerometer Hiker via Amazon

For those of you, like me, that aren’t afraid to ask the newbie techie question, “What IS an accelerometer?”, one fitness blogger describes it as a “pedometer on steroids.”  A bit pricier than a pedometer, basic models start at $30 but you can spend a lot more.

Walking on your lunch hour, and at any other opportunity you get, is a free (unless you buy an accelerometer) and easy way to get away from your desk for a quick respite, relieve work-related stress inherent to the legal profession – and burn off some of that secret chocolate stash.

Source: The Boston Globe

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