“Learn something new every day, then share what you’ve learned…”
Welcome to our debut of the Reading Corner. As you know, we are all about staying active and healthy – simple exercises to keep flexible and balanced while maintaining your endurance and strength.
Each month we’ll recommend a book or two you may find interesting that you can read while commuting to work or while relaxing in the backyard after a hard day at work. Even if you skim through them, you’ll be surprised at how much you learn and the more you know, the more motivated you will be. Why learn more about taking care of your body? Because you’ll get the most from your time spent on your workout. And towards that, we’re delighted you are here!
This month our recommendations are focused on educating us about sitting too long as well as a plan for the little bit of exercising you can do that adds up over time. So, these recommendations are for office exercises, but can be done anywhere. No sweat. Literally. So we hope you give them a try – there are lots of exercises to choose from so you won’t get bored!
To read a sample of these books in Amazon, simply click on the image.
Get Up! Why your chair is killing you and what you can do about it by James A. Levine
James goes into detail about why sitting is so very bad for us and wraps up with a 4-Step plan on how to break the sitting cycle. Another ‘must read’ especially for anyone that sits at their desk all day, then comes home to relax while watching TV at night.
Not to mention a motivating title!
The Office Workout by Kent Burden
In this book Kent recommends going the distance toward staying active at work. With a little awareness of the need to get up and move, and taking action on that awareness, along with choosing some of the exercises and doing them, the information in his book will be a great asset to your day.
So, set your fitbit or phone alarm and take advantage of your work break at least 2 times a day, and you’ll begin to see and feel improvement in your overall health.