Do you find it difficult to move during your workday?
I speak to so many people, many of them health professionals with years of experience who all know that exercise and movement is important to their overall health and wellbeing.
I speak to clients of PurpleCo who are scared to add more movement or activity to their day, fearing that any increase in activity will exacerbate pain or fatigue.
I speak to case managers, team leaders, business management and executives who all feel some sense of being chained to their desk with a screen and therefore consider that they can’t move during their work.
So, while it might be easy and common sense to say – MOVE MORE – the reality is in our current work age, its not as easy as it sounds. AND its certainly not that easy if you don’t know where to start.
Please note that a sit- to-stand desk is not the answer (they are an answer, but not to the question how to move more during a work day).
The truth of the matter is this – if we don’t change our behaviour then nothing changes. If we think that going from sitting all day to standing all day is the answer, we are mistaken. The act of standing generally won’t help us. The actions of movement are what contributes to our overall health – whether we be recovering from injury or illness or maintaining a safe work environment or ensuring that our work contributes to our health.
We’ve created a FREE guide for you to use. It’s a downloadable PDF and it’s called The Guide to remaining Active at Work. And you can get a copy of it here.
The guide has 9 different prompts on how you can create more movement in your day and provides you with 10 different exercises and/or stretches that you can do while at your desk that will help your body enjoy some movement.
Please feel free to share this resource with your colleagues, your family, your friends, your client’s… so that we can encourage each other to move more.
There’s also a bit of a bonus for those of you who do request a copy of the guide.
Here’s to making work, work well