I recently read an article about IT people being one of the most inactive employee groups. What do many IT people do all day? Sit in front of a computer screen. Being in the IT industry myself, I can certainly relate because this is exactly what I do for most of my days (and into the evenings).

What does this mean for us IT folks? With a New Year right around the corner, maybe it’s time for some self-reflection on our current lifestyles to come up with a few 2010 resolutions. With busy day schedules and family commitments in the evenings, it is difficult to find time for dedicated workout time. But there are some simple things that we can all do to increase our level of activity throughout the day. For example, instead of taking the elevator, take the stairs. Go for a brisk walk during your lunch hour. Instead of driving to work, ride your bike. To keep motivated and make it more fun, get a few other co-workers to join you.

If you think you have no time during the day for such types of activities, remember when you’re making your New Year resolution that being physically active can improve your performance by as much as 12%.