4 Easy Ways to Get You Moving

The What and Why of Mobility
It is well understood the benefits the human body receives from an active lifestyle, but having a demanding work schedule can make it a challenge to be active, and that means you aren’t receiving the amazing benefits you could be! 

However, don’t worry, WellFit has created 
4 tips for you to take and easily use during your next work day to start becoming more active, increase work productivity, and become a healthier you!
1.     Implement standing desks into the workspace

Studies have found that using standing desks can reduce the risk for certain diseases, increase work productivity, and improve mood and energy levels!
You can start by slowly working towards standing for two hours a day and then progress towards standing for four hours a day. Make sure to alternate sitting and standing though!
2.     Take your meetings on the go with ‘walking meetings’

While sitting you burn 80 calories an hour but while walking you burn 210 calories an hour. By simply walking during a meeting you burn almost 3x as many calories!

Research also shows that walking meetings increase the creative thinking skills of an individual and can increase productivity!  
Research also shows that walking meetings increase the creative thinking skills of an individual and can increase productivity!  
3.     Stretch during your breaks

Sitting for extended periods of time can cause your body to feel stiff and achy, but by spending just a few minutes a day stretching you can help prevent those feelings and increase your flexibility and joint health!

The following are three stretches you can implement immediately without any tools! Make sure to perform each stretch for 15-30 seconds and then switch to the other side. Perform 1-3 rounds.

Side Neck Stretch – Take your right hand and place it over your head onto the left side of your head. Lightly pull your head towards your right shoulder until you feel a stretch on the left side of your neck!

Wrist and Forearm Stretch – Place both arms directly in front you with your palms facing the sky. Using your right hand grab your left hand and pull it down towards the floor, while keeping both arms in front of you, until you feel a stretch in your wrist and forearm!

Hamstring Stretch –Put your feet together with your toes pointing forward and bring your hands in front of your torso. Slowly start to bend over by pushing your hips behind you, while reaching your hands towards the floor, until you feel a stretch in the back of your legs!
4. Track your steps

Look into investing in a step tracker to see how many steps you have walked in a day and set a goal for yourself to meet each day!

Start by recording your average step count per day and aim to add 500 steps each day until you’re reaching 10,000 steps a day! 10,000 steps in a day means you walked 5 miles!