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A free community for your

employees

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Teammate Program

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Sit-Less move More

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Employees get free lifetime Seven Movements Wellness Collective . Create a wellness portal for your employees at no cost while providing them access to Health Coaches, Exercise Coaches, Dieticians, and Mental Health professionals.  Free to companies of any size.

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During movement week we will bring your team together for live 7-minute movement breaks followed by a 10-minute micro wellness lesson    A great way to engage employees and introduce them to the idea of bringing movement snacks into their day.

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Our staple program.  This on-demand library will give your employees lifetime access to twenty-one 7-minute at desk movement solutions to:

  • prevent low back pain

  • reduce headaches

  • eliminate forearm pain

  • prevent neck pain

  • prevent shoulder pain

  • And more

Bring a Movement Week to your Organization
Engage - Connect - Educate

The modern workplace is contributing to the inactivity crisis.  We all feel it, just try spending a day in front of zoom!  It does NOT have to be this way.  Our Movement week engages your employees daily while giving them the long-term tools they need to bring simple movement into their workday.  It is simple, it is affordable, and it consists of three parts:

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Why a Movement Week?

THE HUMAN BODY IS DESIGNED TO MOVE

We perform best when we are active.  Our brains work better, our bodies move and feel better, and ultimately we perform better. We were not designed to sit in a chair or lay on a sofa, more importantly, we were not designed to sit in front of a screen all day.

Unfortunately, our modern workplaces require us to spend time in front of screens.  Our Movement week arms your employees with the knowledge and skills they need to get more active at work.

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BENEFITS

There are a great number of attainable benefits to our health, our minds, and our bodies if we simply choose to sit less and move more.

HEALTH

Moving more frequently and being stagnant less can lower your risk of serious health issues ranging from cancer to early mortality.

MIND

Moving more often will increase your energy and productivity levels, lower your stress and improve your mood.

BODY

Moving more can boost your metabolism, tone muscles and even reduce common aches and pains.

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Bone Health

Bones, like muscles, require regular movement to maintain strength – low-level activity helps improve your bone health.

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Weight-bearing activities that promote balance and good posture are beneficial for your bones

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Calories

When you're moving, fat-burning enzymes stay activated, burning far more calories than when you’re sitting. It can add up over time.

500 calories

Moving burns up to 500 calories more per hour than sitting

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Circulation

Blood circulation is crucial to good health, but sitting can impede blood flow, affecting every system of the body.

10 minutes

Within 10 minutes, circulation can be negatively impacted from sitting

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Metabolism

Alternating between sitting and standing increases the enzymes needed to metabolize food.

20 minutes

20 minutes in any fixed position starts to inhibit the metabolism

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Muscles

Moving enlists large muscle groups along with the vestibular system which controls balance. Unused, weak muscles leave your joints unstable and prone to injury and chronic pain.

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When moving, abdominal muscles are tensed and tightened, but when sitting, those muscles go unused, ultimately leading to a weak mid-section

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Posture

Standing (with proper posture!) puts the spine into a more naturally aligned position.

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Craning your neck forward can strain the cervical vertebrae and lead to damage that is difficult to repair

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Screen-based sedentary behaviors are negatively associated with bone health in youth

6+ hours

Women can lose up to 1% of bone mass a year by sitting 6+ hours per day

5.2 lbs

Standing for an extra 30 minutes a day for a year can result in 5.2 lbs of weight loss

80%

Burn 80% more calories standing than sitting

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Prolonged sitting leads to poor circulation, which is strongly linked to varicose veins and blood clots

70%

Sedentary behavior for 2.5-5 hours a day increased the risk of fatal blood clots by 70%

4 hours

4 hours of inactivity causes a near shut-down of an enzyme that controls fat and cholesterol metabolism

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Sitting makes hips very tight, which in turn, can affect posture, balance and make it harder to move freely

90%

When you sit, the production of enzymes that help you break down fat drops by 90%

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The glute muscles weaken from lack of use (referred to as dormant butt syndrome) and become soft and undefined from lack of use 

20 minutes

20 minutes is all it takes before bad posture and slouching deforms your ligaments

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The very act of sitting puts added pressure on your spine and compresses the disks that make up your back. So when the posture breaks down, it causes many spinal problems

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Diabetes

As the rate of those affected with Type 2 diabetes continues to increase, breaking up sedentary time can aid in managing insulin levels and reducing that risk, as there is a significant correlation between excessive sitting and diabetes.

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27%

1 hour

2x

Interrupting sitting time can be effective in lowering postprandial glucose and insulin levels

27% of diabetes is caused by physical inactivity

1 hour of sitting may increase diabetes risk by a fifth

A sedentary lifestyle can double your risk of diabetes

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Osteoporosis

People who are more active have a lower risk of osteoporosis than those who are more sedentary.

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Scientists partly attribute the recent surge in cases of osteoporosis to lack of activity

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Bone loss progresses much faster in people who are physically inactive

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People who spend a lot of time sitting have a higher risk of osteoporosis than those who are more active

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Sitting Disease

Standing more helps combat “Sitting Disease” - a term coined by the scientific community, it’s commonly used when referring to metabolic syndrome and the ill-effects of an overly sedentary lifestyle

15%

Only 15% of people are aware of sitting disease

12+ hours

The average American spends 12+ hours sitting each day, putting them at risk for sitting disease

47%

47% of people believe they are at risk for sitting disease

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Cancer

Studies have linked prolonged sitting to a greater risk for colon, breast and endometrial cancers. Research has suggested that regular movement boosts natural antioxidants that kill cell-damaging - and potentially cancer-causing - free radicals

1-2 minutes

1-2 minute breaks from sitting each hour is enough to lower risk factors of cancer

40%

Those who are physically active have a 40% decrease in cancer mortality

92k

92,000 cases of breast and colon cancer in the US each year are linked to a lack of physical activity

65%

In women, sitting 6+ hours a day has been linked to a 65% greater risk of multiple myeloma

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Brain Power

Moving delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the brain through improved blood flow.

50%

Those who maintain regular bouts of activity reduce risk of cognitive decline by 50%

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Physical activity enhances neurogenesis (the creation of new brain cells) in regions of the brain associated with critical thinking

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In the classroom
Studies show that movement strengthens learning and improves memory and retrieval

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In the office
Studies show movement is linked to improved concentration and greater productivity

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Energy

INCREASES

Standing is a simple but underrated remedy to increase alertness and receive a natural jolt of energy.

Every hour

Engaging in short bouts of activity every hour has been shown to increase energy

87%

87% of employees reported increased energy levels after using a standing desk

37%

37% of employees reported high levels of energy in the middle of the day when incorporating small and frequent movements

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Focus & Productivity

INCREASES ABILITY

Standing on the job promotes a greater mental awareness, which leads to far greater productivity and improved concentration. Low-level movement can also reduce pain and discomfort, allowing people to better focus.

10 minutes

10 minutes of movement is all it takes to increase mental focus

71%

71% of employees reported feeling more focused after reducing sitting time by 1 hour

46%

When using a standing desk, productivity increases by up to 46%

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Mood State

IMPROVES

Moving muscles pumps fresh blood and oxygen to the brain, which releases mood enhancing chemicals.

100%

Of workers reported positive effects on mood states after reducing sitting time

7 weeks

Employees reported improved mood states after using a sit-stand desk for 7 weeks

6+ hours

Sitting for 6+ hours during the workday puts you at a higher risk for anxiety and depression

adapted from data found at www.juststand.org