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Dear Office Worker,
Do you know how much you are harming your body by sitting still for so long?
Too much of anything kills. The same is true of fried food, alcohol, and now – researchers are finding out – sitting.
A study reveals that men who sit six hours or more a day have an overall death rate that’s 20 percent higher than men who sit for three hours or less. For women, it’s 40 percent.
Here's a list of some of the benefits scientists have found by bringing movement into your office day.
- Reduced Risk of Obesity .
- Reduced Risk of Type 2 Diabetes and Other Metabolic Problems.
- Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
- Reduced Risk of Cancer.
- Lower Long-Term Mortality Risk
I have designed this card pack, and others, to inspire people to move more in their everyday lives, no matter what their previous health problems have been.
How can a simple movement affect productivity?
Scientists have shown that bringing exercise into the workplace not only improves the physical well-being of staff, but increases the mental strength and wellness too, thus decreasing the amount of sick days and stress leave taken.
If staff are mentally and physically stimulated during the work day, they will be more able to complete tasks on time, be more creative in their approach and will be able to communicate better with other staff members.
If gentle exercise is taken regularly, this promotes healthy and happy staff.
Physical and mental health directly improve:
- Speeds up learning
- Prolongs mental stamina
- Enhances creativity
- Lowers stress
Don’t Take My Word For It!
"Interspersing short movements and exercises throughout the workday can boost employee energy, engagement and efficiency."
Dr Jack Groppel
Sports Scientist, Co-Founder of Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute.
* adults who engage in regular, planned exercise can still sit for long periods during the day, and therefore still need to consider ways of breaking up long periods of sitting
* regardless of time spent sitting, regular breaks from sitting may help to reduce your risk of chronic diseases
* workplaces should implement strategies to reduce sitting time and promote regular movement, thereby reducing the risk of chronic diseases for workers, and potentially reducing absenteeism and increasing staff participation.
"Sitting in front of a desk every day can wreak havoc on your body, especially since most of us don't have the best posture. Hunching the shoulders and slumping in your seat can cause back pain, headaches, tension and tightness in your back, neck and shoulders. Taking time to do some stretches throughout the day can help increase flexibility and reduce tension and stress."
Certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise
What are the benefits for staff members?
Taking regular exercise during work hours boosts performance.
Feeling healthy and happy at work helps build interpersonal connections and foster collaborations.
Exercise helps us to soak in more information, work efficiently and be more productive.
When you exercise, you are increasing the flow of blood to the brain, sharpening the awareness and makes you more ready to tackle the next big project.
Regular exercise gives you more energy. Having more energy means you will feel more awake at work, enabling you to be on top of your game, work correctly and to the best of your ability.
Exercise will improve your mental health. It will help curb feelings of anxiety and depression.
Regular exercise will help to reduce certain types of illness and disease, which means fewer sick days, improved immunity and minimizes the chances of getting the flu or common cold.
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I have designed 20 Tarot sized cards for you, they all come on quality 300gsm (Smooth) cards, 2.75''×4.75'' (70mm×120mm) and packaged for protection in shrink wrap. Each card has a different pose on it and simple instructions.
Choose one for the day, or download a sequence.
Perfect! What a great gift this would make for your office workers and friends!
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