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Incorporate Mobility and Movement into your day

How do you incorporate more mobility or movement within your day?

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It is recommended for adults to incorporate at least 75 minutes of vigorous exercise or 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week. Many people that incorporate more movement into their daily life report an increase in energy levels, increased productivity, and a better mood, also many lose weight.

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One easy way to incorporate more movement within your day is to get a standing desk. If you do not have the option of a standing desk try taking frequent breaks from sitting to help maintain healthy activity within your body. 

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Another easy way to incorporate more movement into your day is to try and park further away from the places you have to go so you have to walk more to get there. When you are on the phone try standing while talking or walking while talking. 

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Everything you do sitting, you can do standing so try to stand instead of sit or even walk instead of sit. Whenever you have the choice between stairs and an escalator, choose the stairs to help include more movement within your day. 

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An easy way to incorporate mobility into your day is stretching or rolling our your muscles while you are watching television. You can also set aside extra time within your day, whether it be 5 minutes or 30 minutes, and strictly use that time to incorporate mobility into your day. 

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Connecting your breath to your movement has also shown to have an effect on how efficiently you move. Practicing yoga that focuses on breathing can help you practice connecting your breath to your movement. Practicing slow breaths can help increase the parasympathetic response,  which helps relax your body and reduce overall tension. 

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You can find many ways to incorporate more mobility or movement within your day, you just have to find the best times that work for you and take action!

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