Tuesday 151222

As many reps as possible:
1 Minute squat clean, 135#(95#)
1 Minute push jerk, 135#(95#)
2 Minutes squat clean, 135#(95#)
2 Minutes push jerk, 135#(95#)
3 Minutes squat clean, 135#(95#)
3 Minutes push jerk, 135#(95#)

Post reps to BTWB

Lindsay and her backpack working through some hang to overhead.

Lindsay and her backpack working through some hang to overhead.

More and more of today’s jobs require us to be seated for long periods of time.  Whether it’s actually in the office sitting at your desk or during the commute, being seated for long periods of time can have a negative effect on our bodies. Don’t get me wrong, I like a good sit every now and again, but there definite benefits to getting up and moving around.

If you’re at work and you’re reading this, think how long you’ve been seated so far today.  So why should you get up and move around?  A recent article on the website; Greatist.com, features a few of the benefits to moving around while you work.

Boost Creativity
A recent Stanford study found that simply going for a walk (outside or on the treadmill) can get our creative juices moving—and help them stay that way. In fact, study participants had twice as many creative responses after a jaunt as a person who’d remained seated.
Improve Focus and Retention
The absolute best way to move? Get outside. When people venture outdoors into a forested area or an arboretum, or simply look at scenes of nature, their bodies relax and their memories and attention improve.

Meet Activity Goals
NEAT, or Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis, is the energy we expend for all activities not associated with eating, sleeping, or gut-busting exercise. Even though they may not require much effort, these little bits of movement (like walking) can help us meet daily and weekly physical activity guidelines in a manageable way .

Shape Work Culture
“A movement must be public,” pronounced Derek Sivers in his superb TED talk, How to Start a Movement. When one person does something, he or she may be declared a “lone nut”—but when two or three join? Then you have a leader and a movement. Walking meetings or group fitness outings make movement a true priority and help to establish a work culture that support employees’ healthy choices.

There are many more great points in the article as well as some ideas of how to create an action plan to start moving at work.  Click HERE to read the entire article featured on Greatist.com.  

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