Super U Podcast | Sitting is the New Smoking | The Focus Project #19
This audible clip from Erik Qualman’s #1 Bestselling book The Focus Project covers how taking an exercise recess improves our psychological and physical well-being. An exercise recess helps break the pattern of becoming tired, then reaching for the afternoon caffeine, but then not sleeping enough that night, only to be tired the next afternoon, and then once again reaching for the afternoon caffeine.
5x #1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 55 countries and reached over 50 million people this past decade. He was voted the 2nd Most Likable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling. Qualman is also the inventor of the bestselling board game Kittycorn.
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Sitting is the New Smoking | The Focus Project #19
“The next time you’re hitting a wall in the afternoon instead of reaching for a soda. energy drink coffee or tea, go for a brisk walk, or go up and down the stairs. Derek Randolph and Patrick O’Connor from the University of Georgia discovered that 10 minutes of moderate exercise is more stimulating than 50 milligrams of caffeine, which is the equivalent of a can of soda or a shot of espresso. Taking an exercise recess improves our psychological and physical well-being, especially if performed outdoors. It also helps us sleep better. And exercise recess helps break the pattern of becoming tired than reaching for the afternoon caffeine, but then not sleeping enough that night only to be tired the next afternoon and then once again reaching for the afternoon coffee. It’s a vicious cycle that many of us become trapped in, consider sitting as the new smoking. So any chance we have to get off our bottoms during the day, the better off we are. Walking meetings are an excellent choice. Replace your next scheduled meeting with a walking meeting. Not only when we get a break from the monotony of sitting at our desks, but small doses of physical activity can be more powerful than coffee. morning workouts. Only 1/5 of Americans get the recommended amount of exercise. This is largely due to 69% of us choosing to schedule our workouts in the afternoon, rather than in the morning. Few people follow through with their workouts in the afternoon.”
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