Movement Snacks

Posted by Chris Weddell on 8 October 2015

Movement Snacks 

In this day and age the pace of most people’s lifestyles is hectic! It’s a very common place these days for someone to use the ‘I don’t have time’ excuse for not doing fitness or self maintenance to keep there bodies fit and healthy.

If you find yourself fitting into this category, don’t just fob it off and say what would Chris no he doesn’t have any children…. etc.   A great way to incorporate more into your day to make your body feel better, add productivity  and feel dam good, simply add in some movement snacks to your day. It’s pretty much just like having a snack of food or a coffee, it doesn’t take much time and it can make all the difference.

 There’s a few ways of doing this:

  •  Every time you have a snack or a coffee etc superset it with your favourite stretch or body weight exercise  this can be any where from 30 secs to 2mins worth and that’s it.
  •  Or every hour on the hour give yourself 2mins to do some sort of functional exercise, something to engage the body and brain e.g. balance on 1 leg for 30 secs, Bear crawl through your office…. Get creative!
  •  Every time you go to the toilet/photo copier etc do something that is different from sitting on a seat or standing in one spot. I.e.: air squats

 It’s not too much to ask really, adding this in. It may only add up to 3-5mins throughout the whole day but that is 5mins more than you would normally do and that’s almost 35mins a week and 140mins a month you wouldn’t normally do…  Also the big up side is it makes you feel good and who doesn’t like to feel good?

Also if you go to the gym a few times a week this still applies to you, its important people use varied movements throughout the whole day not just an hour at the gym.

CW

images 5images 6squat