In this episode, we’re covering the foundations of fitness. What are they and why are they so important? There are a few strategies you can easily work into your daily life to maintain your foundations of fitness, which Leanna explains. These foundations not only influence your physical health, but your mental wellbeing too.
“This study found that when an individual walked briskly for ten minutes, their overall mood and energy improved for up to two hours afterwards. So, that’s a huge return on investment.”Leanne Spencer
Topics Covered Include:
What fitness is really about, and why it’s truly important
Common questions about fitness
The most difficult thing Leanne has ever done, and the conversation that followed
When Leanne first started considering the foundations of fitness
The foundations of fitness that are relevant to everyone
What current research says about walking
How many steps Leanne aims to get each day to maintain her health
What movement snacking is, along with its benefits
The negative impact of sitting after 30 minutes
How morning walks can influence your day in so many positive ways
Tips on increasing the number of steps you are able to achieve each day
A trick to movement that utilises dopamine
The biggest advantages to movement snacking that Leanne has seen
Why standing should be your default position
Set your non-negotiables for health
Make standing your default
Make your own standing desk or source a cheap alternative
Add movement snacks to your daily routine
Start the day the right way with a short 10 minute brisk walk
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