Movement Digest – Feb 20, 2022

I just got back from a walk around a gorgeous park with a large variety of wildlife of all varieties. We saw ducks, eagles, seals, squirrels, and many fancy birds. It is grey and a little cold out, it even rained a bit off and on, but if you are looking to turn your mood around, nothing beats a stroll in nature. 

A recent study concluded that nature can make positive contributions to our health, and it can also help us recover from pre-existing stresses or problems. The coolest part, in my opinion, is that exposure to nature can have an “immunizing effect” that will then protect us from future stresses, and can help us concentrate and think more clearly.

So do yourself a favour and find an area with some grass, maybe some trees, and go for a walk. It will do wonders for you. 


Second Wind Fitness – Should you Ditch the Chair? A case for “active rest”
Most wellness and fitness experts agree that our human meat sack bodies are not really suited for all the sitting we do in our modern, convenience-laden lifestyles. But evolutionarily speaking, how does this really stack up? Are we really that much more sedentary than we were a few hundred or thousands of years ago? Let’s look at what the science says.

Second Wind Fitness – Make It Your Own with Abel James (Fat-Burning Man)
My guest, Abel James, is a New York Times Bestselling Author, Musician, and Online Creator. Although he’s the host of the award-winning Fat-Burning Man show, we dig into his past as a brain scientist to talk about how it affected his views on wellness.

Change Academy – 50K Tuneup: Fuel System
In this episode, we are going to optimize the type of fuel we’re putting into our engine (and yes, we really mean the food that you feed yourself). 

Change Academy – 50K Tuneup: Transmission
In part 5 of our 50,000 Mile Tuneup series, we’re focusing on the ability to shift our body and brain into neutral–and why it’s so important to cultivate this as a regular part of our routine. 


Working Dynamically

In this video, I show you the many ways I keep my workday dynamic by using different heights of surfaces, different sitting positions, and different seats. 

Even if you don’t have a desk that adjusts its height, you can use the ideas in this video to make sure you change your geometry during the day. Because, as we know, our bodies adjust to what we do most not what we do in the 30-90 minutes we allocate for our exercise time.

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