10 useful tips to ensure you move every 30 minutes:

  • Keep a glass of water on your desk rather that a large bottle so you need to get up to refill it
  • Have ‘stand up meetings’ or even ‘walk-with-me meetings’, they get you off a chair – and can encourage a more succinct discussion
  • Celebrate a success with a quick ‘happy dance’!
  • When you are waiting by the printer or the kettle bust out tree pose, take quad stretches or rise up onto your toes and balance for a few breaths
  • Walk to a co-workers desk to ask that question rather than sending an email – this also fosters better inter-office relationships
  • Switch your chair for an exercise ball or change your desk to one with a stand-up option (there are even treadmill desks out there!)
  • If you need to walk to the bathroom, kitchen or a meeting room – take the long way
  • Incorporate exercise into your lunch break, even if it’s just a quick power walk or a few stretches
  • Offer to do the coffee / tea / chocolate / kombucha / beer run
  • Set a timer on your phone alarm to remind you to move every 30 minutes

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