Movement. It's a huge part of my life, and increasingly my work life too.
Did you know that as little as 22 minutes of moderate-intensity movement a day can have a positive impact on your mental health and well-being overall?
22 minutes. Sounds far less intimidating than even half an hour...
Photo: Yellow labrador, Tracey, sat down looking up at the camera
I've had to consider my options for movement several times this year due to health reasons, but I know just how important it is for my brain, as much as my body, to move in some way. I broke my foot (hello, dyspraxia!) in the summer and couldn't manage my usual walks with my youngest dog (that's the blonde, Tracey, in the picture).
Because of this, I now have a yoga for anxiety routine that I bring in on some days for myself which only takes a few minutes. I also dance round the kitchen often when I'm cooking, or have a little boogie as I get ready in the morning. I know that just those few minutes of movement contribute to building on my emotional and physical resilience and wellbeing and help me to habit stack movement into my daily life.
Over the past year I've completed some further training around movement and mental wellbeing and I'm excited to tell you that I'm now a Move Assure Coach and Movement in Practice Facilitator! What all that means, I'll speak more about soon...