With so many jobs involving hours of sitting per day, we need to find ways to keep movement in our lives.
As humans we are physical beings – yet due to the automation of many physical jobs, and the rise of the knowledge economy, our workdays can be all too sedentary. By making life easier in so many ways, we’ve introduced new problems.
This has been a struggle for me as I love working with my hands, whether it’s building furniture or gardening, yet my skillset is very digital. So I spend most of my day looking at a screen; coding, designing, or chatting with customers.
Given this inactivity, we need to be purposeful about making time for activities that reintroduce physical movement back into our day, ideally that don’t require significant time commitments.
There are tons of resources available that talk about how (and why) to introduce movement into your day, but I wanted to share my personal experience and things I have found to work.
I can’t say I have it all figured out, often when I’m busy and need movement the most I am the least likely to make the time. However, I know that it needs to be addressed if we want our bodies to be able to do good work for as long as possible.
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