Walk, Phone or Email?

Really quick blog today (am currently dying of man flu so no energy to write until this evening).

I wanted to write about an observation I overheard at work today.

One of my colleagues, whenever he wants to speak to someone, gets up and goes to find them rather than picking up the phone.

Going and speaking to someone rather than emailing or calling can seem odd in many offices but in terms of upping your NEAT it’s such a simple yet effective habit to create.

Each time you get up and go and speak to that person in accounts when you’ve got a query rather than emailing them you increase your step count and make yourself move more often without even noticing.

Think about the people you know who you consider fit and healthy  –  the chances are they don’t just go to the gym, they probably move around a lot in general.  Walking to work instead of driving, taking the stairs, always being the one to get up and make the tea.  Movement is a habit and once you get into that habit it’s easy to keep up.

Yesterday was National Fitness Day and there was lots of encouragement to start a new class or go to the gym but you could improve your health just a little by making one small change to your day right now that gets your moving that little bit more.