A headline in the Vancouver Sun yesterday read, “Sedentary lifestyle, stress biggest health risks: poll.” The article, by Romina Maurino, went on to say that absenteeism is costing the economy $50 billion per year. The article reported on the Sun Life Buffett Wellness Survey conducted last spring and summer 400 Canadian employers were surveyed = each with between 400 and 2500 employees

Apparently some corporations are beginning wellness programs at work to combat time loss due to stress and work  and other ailments.  Still, there is nothing offered for all those employees who lay their tools down before their shift is over to fight that sedentary lifestyle by traipsing off the gym.

I suppose none of the employers saw my October 2011 article in Alive Magazine that dealt with fitness when there is, “No time for fitness.”  If they saw it, they  might recognize  some signs of hope.

In the interests of rescuing our economy from being abandoned by all those employees lounging in the gym all day, I re- present No Time for Fitness at

Mike Broderick , a one- time archaeologist, is a Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor with the Fraser Health Authority in Port Coquitlam where he helps people with mental health disabilities find and keep full or part time employment .

He WAS the Employment Specialist for the Neil Squire Society in Burnaby where he found employment for people with physical disabilities, A Supported Employment Coordinator at THEO BC (now the Open Door Group), and a case manager at Community Fisheries Development Centre where he helped people move from the fishing industry to something else because there, “Aint no fish.” This means he is VERY familiar with how a modern day resume should look.

He is an active ambassador with the Vancouver Board of Trade and a member of the Labour Task Force of the Burnaby Board of Trade He does some work as a field Archaeologist, is a fitness instructor and frequent contributor of fitness humour articles to Alive Magazine. He is always saying, “If you can’t be fit, you can at least be funny.”

He lives in Port Coquitlam with his spouse Cecelia. You can reach him at home at or at 604-464-4105. If you’re looking for a career change, he is the Spin Doctor and can give you a resume makeover at competitive rates.


One Response to “WORKING OUT AT WORK”

  1. Sharon Says:

    The slide class sounds like fun. Occasionally I slide on my new laminate floors. Now I can call it work out instead of goofing off. One of my favorites is tightening ab and butt muscles while sitting at stop lights. Oh, I used to do tai chi in my cubicle when moving something from one place to another. I need to restart that to get balance working better.

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