Here are a few suggestions to minimize the damage to your body from spending hours behind a desk, and help you lead a healthier workday.
When it comes to improving your health, the simplest solutions are often the most effective. Along with eating a natural, minimally-processed, plant-heavy diet and drinking water, integrating plenty of movement into your day is one of the best things you can do to promote your health and well-being. Our bodies don’t do well when they sit too much—they’re meant to move! People who exercise or move regularly generally experience better health and fewer problems than people who don’t.
I love walking and hiking. I do it year round — it’s one of my favorite ways to relax and recharge. When I recently saw an article about how walking in nature is really good for the brain, my first reaction was, “of course!” Scientists are just confirming what I think most of us already know — that being in nature is deeply healing.
Sports start really young!
There are yoga classes for mom’s and babies (fun for both!), toddlers and beyond. Children begin soccer, baseball, swim team, skiing, martial arts, tennis, and pre-ballet, for example, as young as 4 or 5 years old. Sports such as basketball, football, track, lacrosse, hockey, rock climbing, archery and fencing typically start around age 8, though the natural athlete may start sooner. Tiger Woods is said to have been fascinated with golf at 6 months old!