Integrating Movement Into Your Day

Most jobs require us to work in a seated positions. When we are not at work, we also sit in the car and the couch… now that’s a lot of sitting. Humans are not designed to live such a sedentary lifestyle. Our bodies are designed to move through out the day. In previous generations, people were physically active in their work. They did not have to spend time in the gym or designate time to exercise to stay healthy.

Since this is no longer the case, I encourage you to incorporate movement throughout your day as much as possible. Some suggestions are to:

  • do a few jumping jacks to get warmed up for your day
  • park further away from the grocery store
  • walk up the stairs instead of taking the elevator
  • take mini breaks to stand up and walk around while you are at work
  • if you are waiting for food in the oven, do some squats or lunges
  • during commercial breaks do a set of abdominal or push-up exercises
  • take a 30 minute walk after you eat dinner
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