Wellness Now: Your Oasis in a Hectic Day
"I move, therefore I am."
Haruki Murakami 

We’ve become quite good at sitting it seems. We sit in the car, on the subway, in front of the computer, in meetings, on the couch. Sit, sit, sit. We’d make especially obedient dogs!

But we aren’t designed to sit for long periods of time. Our energy and concentration begin to flag when we’re sedentary. Sitting too long isn’t good for our physical or mental health.

But there are plenty of simple ways to incorporate movement into our daily routine.  To quote some cogent Nike wisdom: “Just do it.”

May you be well,
Olivia (aka, Ohm)
Relaxation Coach, Workshop Facilitator & Author
Get a Move On

Move It or Lose It!
  • Simple: Stand up and stretch once an hour. Challenging: Remembering to do it (trust me!). Set a timer on your smartphone as a reminder to stop & s - t - r - e - t - c - h.
  • Walk around your desk/office several times.
  • Go up and down on your tiptoes. Bonus: You’ll strengthen your feet, ankles and calf muscles plus improve your balance!
  • Skip the elevator and take the stairs.
  • Stand when you’re on the phone. Even better: Pace while talking.
  • Get out of the habit of always texting or emailing co-workers. Take a walk to their office.
  • Stand in front of a chair, bend your legs as if you're going to sit...but don’t! Repeat a few times. (If this is difficult, hold onto your desk; you'll get the same benefits.
  • Be a fidget! Tap your toes, move your feet, jiggle your legs.

3 Easy Movements

  1. Stand with a tall, extended spine. Raise both arms. If you can, clasp your hands over your head, turn your palms up and enjoy a luxurious stretch along with some full, deep breaths!    
  2. Remember doing this when you were a kid? While standing, turn your upper body from one side to the other as your arms gently swing like empty coat sleeves. Revisit your childhood!
  3. Place your palms against your lower back, fingers pointing down. Bend your knees slightly. Look up and lift your chest, moving into a gentle backbend. A great energy booster!  

Notice any differences? A little movement goes a long way to feeling refreshed, renewed and rejuvenated!

“Movement is tranquility.” – Stirling Moss