January 26

The Surprising Power of Micro-Moves in Your Workday

Did you know that a simple change in your daily routine could significantly boost your health and productivity? It's not about rigorous gym sessions or drastic lifestyle overhauls. Instead, it’s about tiny, consistent changes that can make a huge difference. This eye-opening concept was beautifully highlighted in our recent show with Lizzie Williamson, author of "The Active Workday Advantage."

Sitting is the New Smoking

In her engaging conversation, Lizzie revealed a startling statistic: "If you sit for longer than 90 minutes at a time consistently, you're twice as likely to die earlier than someone who sits for less than 90 minutes at a time," she shared. This fact alone is a wake-up call for many of us trapped in the cycle of prolonged sitting due to our work routines.

The Magic of Micro-Moves

Lizzie’s solution? Micro-moves. These are small, simple activities you can do right at your desk. They are designed not just to combat the ill effects of sitting but to energise and rejuvenate your body and mind. As Lizzie explains, “It's a little stretch in your chair, a little bit of movement, which I'm sure we'll get to soon. These little movements get our vehicle, our body, and our brain back on track.”

The Ripple Effect of Movement

The beauty of these micro-moves lies in their ripple effect. Lizzie’s personal journey resonates deeply here. She narrates how starting with just one plie in her kitchen led her on a path to recovery from postnatal depression. “That little moment at my kitchen bench felt really good... it's created this ripple effect,” she reflects.

An Active Workplace Culture

Moreover, these small steps towards an active lifestyle have the potential to transform workplace culture. Lizzie envisions a future where “workplaces recognise that these tools that we have available for movement... are going to help their people be more productive, be more energised and be happier.” It's about creating an environment where physical activity is woven into the fabric of our workday.

Take the First Step

Lizzie’s insights are not just informative but empowering. By incorporating micro-moves into your routine, you can take control of your health and well-being, even within the constraints of a busy work schedule.

Where to start?

So, are you ready to make a change in your workday routine for the better? Check the snackable moment below

Want to watch the full replay?

Watch the full replay of our enlightening conversation with Lizzie Williamson and start your journey towards a healthier, more active work life. Let this be the moment you choose to move! Click here 


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