Motion Mastery

Motion Mastery

Have you ever found yourself unintentionally reducing your physical activity levels to the point where your body hardly moves, except for your brain? It's a scenario I've encountered in my corporate life, and it's surprisingly easy to get swept up in our professional aspirations, forgetting the importance of our health—the true wealth that sustains us each day.

In these situations, we may not even realize how we've fallen into a routine of minimal movement, relying on cabs, sitting at desks for hours, having desk lunches, skipping short breaks, taking a cab home, and spending the evening in front of the TV. Shockingly, this can result in less than 1000 steps a day—statistics I've witnessed.

To address this, here are simple tips to incorporate more movement into your life without disrupting your corporate routine:

  1. Public Transport or Morning Walks:

    • Instead of always opting for a cab, consider taking public transport to the office. Alternatively, if you're working from home, take a 20-30 minute morning walk. It may seem daunting, but trust me, it offers numerous benefits—allowing you to start your busy days more gradually, listen to podcasts or music, and get some much-needed movement after sleep.
  2. Choose Lunch Spots Further Away:

    • Break the monotony of eating at the same desk every day by selecting lunch places slightly farther from your office. This not only provides a change of scenery but also offers a chance to relax and perhaps enjoy a quick lunch with a colleague or friend. I've been there, and I know how refreshing it can be.
  3. Move While You Work:

    • If your work involves a lot of phone calls or your office is expansive, resist the temptation to send messages and instead engage in more movement. Walking and talking can help maintain energy levels, improve sleep quality, and contribute to calorie burning. I've witnessed colleagues who boost their focus and productivity by incorporating movement into their work routine.
  4. Prioritize Movement on Your Way Home:

    • The commute home is a critical time. Instead of immediately escaping the office or staying overtime, consider taking public transport for some added movement. Alternatively, post-work activities like going to the gym, practicing yoga or pilates, or engaging in sports not only provide exercise but also contribute to self-love and networking. For instance, joining a local running club has been immensely beneficial for me and my friends, fostering a supportive community.

Incorporating these tips into your routine may require courage, but the long-term advantages are truly worth it. Take it step by step, adapt gradually, and observe how your mind and body respond to create a healthier, more balanced version of yourself.

Questions or need further guidance? Feel free to drop a comment or fill out my Initial Questionnaire to kickstart your journey to a healthier, more balanced you!

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