Movement

23 ½ Hours
“The #1 predictor of health is how active of a lifestyle we lead.” –Dr. Mike Evans
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUaInS6HIGo (Video)
https://www.wired.com/wiredinsider/2012/01/235-hours/ (Article)
“Even just a small amount of light exercise, doing something rather than nothing, greatly improves overall health and quality of life.”

Exercise vs Physical Activity
https://www.acefitness.org/education-and-resources/lifestyle/blog/5460/physical-activity-vs-exercise-what-s-the-difference/ (Article)
Physical activity = Any movement carried out by the skeletal muscles that requires energy.
Exercise = Planned, structured, repetitive and intentional movement intended to improve or maintain physical fitness.

Endless Opportunities to Move
Michelle Segar’s book “No Sweat” emphasizes the true joy of movement and that no matter how busy our schedules are, we truly do have endless opportunities to move each day.
https://positiveorgs.bus.umich.edu/news/michelle-segar-on-the-science-of-motivation-in-michigan-today%E2%80%8B-article-no-sweat/ (Article)
“With the right insights, we can easily change the meaning of exercise from a chore we want to avoid into a gift that affirms who we are and fuels what matters most.” –Michelle Segar

101 Different Ways to Move
Want to get moving but not sure what to do? Check out this list for inspiration.
https://awomanshealth.com/fitness/101-ways-to-exercise-without-going-to-the-gym (Article)

Short Bursts Add Up
Multiple five-minute quick bursts of movement throughout the day is an effective and time sensitive way to fit the recommended amount of physical activity into your routine.
https://www.houseofwellness.com.au/health/fitness/mini-workouts-benefits (Article)

Just Stand
“Even if you engage in the doctor-recommended 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity per week, you are still subject to the negative impact of too much sitting.”
https://www.juststand.org/the-facts/ (Article)
https://www.juststand.org/resource/infographics/sitting-disease-by-the-numbers/ (Infographic)

Moving More at Work
Challenge yourself to implement one of these tips into your daily routine.
https://uhs.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/movemore_50tipsucb.pdf (PDF)

“Deskercise” Routine
Regular stretching at work can lead to improved range of motion, posture, and stress relief.
https://www.healthline.com/health/deskercise (Article)

Workstation Ergonomics
Setting up our desk area to benefit posture makes a huge difference in our physical health over time.
https://www.work-fit.com/blog/desk-ergonomics-101 (Article)

Benefits of Movement that AREN’T Weight Loss
Find out how regular movement can improve mood, energy levels, sleep quality, mental health, memory, productivity, and longevity.  
https://health.clevelandclinic.org/benefits-of-exercise-other-than-weight-loss/ (Article)

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