How long have you been sitting today? If it’s been more than 30 mins pop up right now and do at least 15 jumping jacks before you read this. Throw in a few side bends and roll downs while you’re at it.
Warning: This will make you want to move!
3 min Energy Boosting Breath and Posture Exercise
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Simple Stretches For Bloggers and Other Desk Bound Souls
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Exercise Minder (Windows, free) sits in your taskbar and pops up animated illustrations of exercises that you can do while sitting at your desk such as leg stretches and arm isometrics. You can set the reminder interval anywhere from 5 to 60 minutes.
Time Out (Mac, free) is a download I personally use to set long or micro breaks. It also comes with the awesome “add your own music” feature so you can bliss out to zen tunes or run in place with techno beats.
Break Reminder is yet another popular Mac app from itunes. Can you tell I’m a mac girl?
I hope these resources keep you moving, breathing and creating better than ever this week and beyond! If you want to go more in depth into your own posture, breath and core work download and start practicing my video series.
What are your strategies for taking movement breaks throughout your work day?