One of the characteristics that we love most about Aphanizomenon flos-aquae, aside from the near perfect nutritional profile that it boasts, is its ability to thrive year after year in Upper Klamath Lake. Have you ever wondered how this amazing microalgae can reappear each summer? Watch the video below to find out.
Studies show that natural movement throughout the day is key to health and longevity. According to the Blue Zones, “The world’s longest living people don’t pump iron or run marathons. Instead, their environments nudge them into moving without thinking about it”. The key here is shifting your focus from exercise to making your lifestyle more active.
What the average American typically does for movement boils down to a single hour of exercise three to five times a week. In reality, we need more movement throughout the day. The good news is it doesn’t have to be sweaty, change your clothes type of movement. In fact, there are many simple, fun ways to increase your movement throughout the day:
- Take a 15-30 minute daily walking break
- Take baby steps toward your progress; small changes add up in a big way.
- Park far away
- Choose the parking space furthest away from the door; this is an excellent way to get some extra steps in every day.
- Take the stairs
- This will get your heart rate up a little and add some extra movement at the same time.
- Talk in person
- Rather than calling a coworker walk over and talk to them in person. If you have a meeting scheduled, utilize a walking meeting rather than sitting.
- Sit to stand
- Utilize one of our portable sit to stand desks to get the blood flowing. Note, it is important to switch between sitting and standing throughout the day.
- Get up every hour
- Use an app on your smartphone or computer to remind you to move every hour. It can be as simple as standing up and sitting down, walking around the office or doing some desk stretches.
- Yes, fidgeting is a good thing. It is important to change your position throughout the day. A great way to do this is to fidget.
- Trigger routines
- Set up some queues in your workspace to trigger movement. For example, every time you fill your water do ten lunges, every time you go to the restroom do ten squats and so on. Just think of how much movement you could incorporate into your day if you executed 50% of the examples above.