So why the hell aren't you busting out a set of squats and push-ups once an hour at work? Why aren't you taking a five-minute jog up and down the stairs at your office? Why aren't you recruiting your co-workers to do walking meetings with you?
Oh, I know why. Because apparently exercising at the office turns you into a social outcast.
Office + exercise = workplace ostracism
In a very unscientific study I performed on Facebook with my decidedly more-active-than-average friends, I posed the question, "Who's been made fun of for exercising at work?"
Wow, the hands went up.
There was one woman who was chastised for "already being too skinny," and was told, "you must have a disorder if you want to lose weight." Which, by the way, wasn't the reason she was exercising in the first place.
There was another woman who was doing a wall squat and was told by a co-worker, "Normal people sit on chairs, they don't pretend to hold up walls."