You may have heard the saying, “sitting is the new smoking.” This is not a good comparison, but our sedentary lifestyles are leading to health concerns. So, what can we do about it? Well, movement breaks can help! What is a movement break?? It can be whatever you want it to be. Ideally, you get up and move around in a way that makes you feel better.
Energizing: If you’re feeling tired you might do some movements to energize yourself, push ups, jumping jacks, squats, something to get your heart rate up.
Refreshing: If you’re tired or if you’re prone to tight muscles, you might pick a different stretch each movement break.
Moving every 10-15 minutes is ideal but every 30-60 minutes is often more realistic. You might also choose to use your coffee and lunch breaks for go for a walk or get in a workout. By using these tactics, it will keep your mind and your body engaged. No matter what you decide to do, listen to your body! This will help you to determine what your body needs to keep you at your best!