Recent science shows the value of even small bursts of physical activity. To build these ‘micro-bursts’ of movement into your day, try ‘habit-stacking’.

Habit-stacking is a scientifically-validated way of creating lasting change that works by stacking a new, positive habit onto an existing routine.

For example, maybe you watch television each night. The next time you sit down to watch your favourite show, try doing some star jumps during the commercial breaks. Adding a new healthy habit to something you already do is a sneakily effectively way to make it stick.

Here’s three more simple strategies (we call them Microsteps) – which will you try?

When you receive a phone call, stand up to take it.

This will keep you from being sedentary and help you habit-stack movement into your workday.

After a bathroom break, walk an extra lap around the office.

Walking improves creativity and the flow of ideas and lets your return to work feeling refreshed.

Take a one-minute movement break whenever you can throughout the day.

Even short bursts of movement fuel your body and mind.

 

Keen to incorporate more movement Microsteps into your day? See here.

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