It Can Be so Easy to Incorporate Movement into Your Day

Claudia Brose
8 min readFeb 8, 2022

There are many ways to keep your body healthy at home and at work without killing yourself at the gym

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Do you want to stay in shape, physically feel better, have more energy for life and work, be healthy, and live longer stronger? Then, move.

Move your body.

You don’t have time for that? You are too lazy?

No worries. There is a simple way. That doesn’t require running a marathon or going to the gym.

Simplicity in life — you can bring movement back into your daily life and work-life in a way that makes the most of the small, natural occasions that are offered to you daily. These are the non exercise activities.

Making daily movements natural again.

Do we lose our sense of our body and how to move naturally?

I was making pancakes for a Sunday morning breakfast, stirring the dough with a whisk. I was too lazy to pull out the electric stirrer, it felt much simpler to quickly use the whisk with my arm power.

My husband stared at me with a big question mark on his face. This is much faster, and, I just realize, my arm muscles hurt…hey, that must be a good sign actually — I said to him.

Isn’t that what we did as kids, we just tinkered, hammered, kneaded, jumped, run, climbed, hung, pedaled, stomped, and just moved all day long? Automatically, naturally, because it was fun and joy?

Now you probably want to argue that this is part of our childhood, of growing up, because that’s the part of life when we have time for that? Right?

When life gets serious (apparently that stage after childhood) exercise becomes a must, for some even torture, or a time-waster, or a thing you need to put on your schedule because we are too busy with work and life.

If childhood isn’t a good role model for you, then let’s take a closer look at the elderly.

Learn from the old ones. Check out Japanese centennials

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Claudia Brose

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