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Wellbeing Life Hacks

Life Hack #33: Move

Did you know that more people sit more often than they move? Does this sound like you?

Experts recommend at least 20 minutes of moderate activity per day.

This movement can take a number of forms, and there’s no one-size-fits-all approach.

In fact, all types of movement are beneficial for our bodies and minds. But even if you dedicate those 20 minutes a day to structured exercise, it’s still important to get up and move for at least a few minutes, many times throughout the day. In addition to the physical benefits, regular movement helps us with stress reductional, emotional regulation, focus, problem solving, and boost our positive emotions.

So, how can you incorporate more movement into your day?

Here’s a few easy tips:

1. Set alarms on smart watches or phones as a reminder to get up and move each hour.

2. Stand or walk when making phone calls.

3. Park further away from your destination.

4. Use the stairs when possible.

5. Go to see the person at work you want to talk to versus texting or calling them.

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