Imagine a world where you become healthier simply by going to work.
Overcoming physical inactivity is the new challenge of the modern world, and with a work-around-the-clock mentality, it’s almost unavoidable to fall into a sedentary lifestyle with minimal movement.
In fact, adults on average sit for 11+ hours a day. Our bodies are telling us this is too much. And unfortunately exercise alone doesn’t quite cut it when you’re sitting all day long.
We believe it’s time for change!
The human body is not designed to sit all day, our anatomical and biomechanical structure was created to move and be active regularly. Research has now proven that several health problems on the rise globally are linked to physical inactivity (a lack of movement daily).
We must keep our body active to maintain optimal mobility and good health for years to come. The fact is, our bodies thrive with movement!
So if you work in an office, it doesn’t mean that you need sit all day. That’s just the norm for now. It’s possible for you to take your health into your own hands and increase your productivity, vitality and well-being while you work, with virtually no extra effort, simply by standing and moving more.
Try these simple tips to get your body moving at work.
The benefits of standing and moving throughout your workday are increasingly positive and every little bit of movement helps towards improving your health. While it’s a relatively new way of working and may seem a little daunting to take on these changes, you can make small, incremental improvements over time.
Try engage your team at work to join you. Create positive changes to your work day together, motivate and encourage each other. It’s all for better health and wellbeing.
Learn more about the facts and ways to improve your health while you work in our eBook, ‘The Sitting Epidemic’.
Have a healthy and happy workday!
Daniel & Team MOVI
Originally published at medium.com