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Prolonged sitting is linked to a long list of health issues, including lower-back pain and an increased risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Here are seven tips for increasing physical activity in the office.

Contact Energy in Motion to learn how workplace group fitness classes can save time and money. Learn why employees love the convenience of our onsite exercise programs and contact Tiffiny at Energy in Motion to learn how you can bring fitness classes to your workplace. #einmotion

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Understanding that fit, healthy employees lead to fit, healthy companies; employers are searching for effective and sustainable wellness solutions. Energy in Motion provides workplace group exercise classes and wellness seminars, allowing busy people to take a proactive approach to health, fitness and stress management. With the ever-increasing cost of healthcare, improving the overall health of employees by providing cost-effective fitness programs can help improve your bottom line.

Check out first hand how Energy in Motion is making a difference for companies throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

“As part of the Borough’ s Employee Wellness Program, Tiffiny of Energy in Motion recently provided an information-packed hour long presentation entitled “Healthy Lifestyle on a Busy Schedule.” Tiffiny spoke on a multitude of important wellness issues, including proper nutrition, fitness and stress reduction. Her engaging presentation led to a spirited discussion between Tiffiny and our employees on a wide range of wellness topics. Following her presentation, Tiffiny provided a copy of her presentation for use by all employees as a reference for healthy living. I would strongly recommend Tiffiny and Energy in Motion for any employee or other group discussion on wellness topics.” Gregory Hart CPM, QPA, Borough Administrator

“If you’re a business in New Jersey looking to implement a stress reduction or wellness program that your employees will appreciate, you’re in good hands with Energy in Motion LLC. Tiffiny, from Energy in Motion LLC, worked with our company to customize a program that fit all of our needs. Tiffiny was able to read our employees and give them just what they needed; a class that focused on meditation, breathing and simple yoga. She taught poses that helped decrease stress and heal body aches after a long work week behind a desk. Try a few classes and show your employees that they can reduce stress in the workplace.”Kristin, Watson Wyatt, HR Generalist

“Working with Tiffiny to reach my weight and health goals has been such a great experience! I find a lot of comfort knowing that my trainer has a great deal of knowledge in her area of expertise, is a person who makes exercising fun, and is someone that I can truly trust with all my health and exercise needs and questions. Taking into consideration my ability, lifestyle and commitment, Tiffiny gave me a great exercise program and nutrition information on an individual level. She also makes exercise a lot of fun, making the whole process even better. Thank you so much Tiffiny for your time, effort and help!” Rana Hemantharaju, Realogy NJ

“As a complete newcomer, I was a little apprehensive when my wife brought up the idea of us taking yoga classes. The private lessons with Tiffiny have been terrific. She has tailored the classes to work at our pace, and each week I feel more flexible, healthy—and I’ve lost weight! Her technique is calming and educational, while I feel motivated to push myself a little more each time. Tiffiny has added years to my life.” Matt, Rockaway, NJ

“Energy in Motion provides personalized training and exercise plans that make it so easy to stay healthy! I work in an office and have a long commute – both good excuses to avoid the exercise I need. But Tiffiny [Energy in Motion] designed a plan that goes everywhere I go and keeps me limber and active year-round. You cannot go wrong with Energy in Motion.” Barbara D., Denville, NJ

“Previous forays into yoga were a waste of time and money. Bought a video. It was too advanced. I fell over. Took a class. The instructor spoke in yoga bumper stickers. I learned nothing. Checked out a yoga studio. The owner was hippy dippy disorganized. I rolled my eyes and left. Worked with Tiffiny of Energy in Motion once. And immediately signed up for more. Each week she helps me gain more strength, flexibility, balance and serenity!” Caroline, White Meadow Lake

“Tiffiny and I work closely on a variety of health & wellness programs and promotions for the employees at our client company. She has conducted several seminars on various exercise topics including “Exercise and Your Heart”. She is a well prepared, well-informed, energetic presenter who interfaces effectively with her audience. I am sure she would do an excellent job for any organization.” Kathleen, MSN, APN-BC, Nurse Practitioner

“Thank you so much for all that you did to make our Health Awareness Month a success! Everyone enjoyed all the presentations you developed for us, especially the meditation session. I’m looking forward to brainstorming some ideas with you for next year’s health awareness program.” Debbie Maruschek, Assistant Director of Human Resources, Federal Business Centers

© 2016 Tiffiny Marinelli, Energy in Motion

 

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stk134391rkeWorking at a desk all day can be hard on the body and mind, but allowing yourself a chance to stretch during the workday gives your body the TLC it deserves. Depending on your office environment, you might be hesitant to take the time for a stretch break, but here are reasons to start adding it to your day-to-day routine.

It improves flexibility: Sitting in an upright position for hours on end wreaks havoc on the natural curvature of the spine. If your lower back always feels tight and uncomfortable, or your shoulders feel like their inching up towards your ears, moving through a few stretches every day will help relieve that constant tension, both inside and outside of the workplace.

It leaves you refreshed: It may seem counterintuitive, but taking time for a break can improve your work flow and productivity. When you step away from your desk and release the stresses of your responsibilities, you come back to your work with a clear mind, ready to tackle the rest of your day.

If you’re concerned about making stretch time part of your schedule, keep reading for three tips to formulate a plan.

Make it routine: Make a point to stretch at the same time — or hopefully times! — every day. Set an alarm to stretch every hour, take a few moments once you’re back from lunch, or stretch in the hallway after a bathroom break. Your new habit will be more likely to stick if it feels ingrained in your schedule.

Think outside the box: If you can’t drop to the floor for a yoga break, stand up and try yogi Shiva Rea’s desk Downward Dog variation that works tight hips and shoulders. If you’re tied to your desk, there are plenty of subtle ways to stretch while you’re seated and working. Check out this video of quick desk stretches for three easy moves to relieve tension in your neck, back, and wrists.

Don’t feel awkward: If you feel strange in the beginning, that’s OK. Once you start recognizing all the benefits of taking this time, it won’t feel as silly. After you start, others might even catch on and try it out for themselves. A few weeks down the line, who knows? You might even be leading stretching breaks for your whole office!

Source: http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Tips-Stretching-Work-30998504

Is an office job keeping you from exercise? Energy in Motion can bring fitness classes to your workplace. Contact us for details

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stk134391rkeIn today’s digitally driven world, many of us spend our workdays sitting at a desk, working on a computer. The hazards of sitting too much have now been established by scientific research, and these studies are starting to make headlines. Surprisingly, it’s been found that sitting too much even takes a toll on people who exercise on a regular basis.

Fewer than 20 percent of jobs involve physical exertion, which means that most employees spend eight hours a day or longer in a chair. So the danger of inactivity is difficult to avoid—and is exacerbated by following a desk-bound day with a sedentary evening of watching television, playing video games or sitting around a dinner table, talking.

We sit a lot: at work, in the car, at meetings and on the couch. This translates into a lot more sitting than moving. Sustained sitting contributes to the risk of metabolic syndrome, heart attack and stroke, among other health problems.

So how do you prevent the damaging effects of sitting too much? Here are some great tips to get you up and moving:

Stand! Make it a habit to stand up during your workday. For example, every time the phone rings, stand up to answer it. Research shows that just by standing periodically, you can significantly better your health. Plus you will feel more alert, focused and energized.

Take stretch breaks. Get together with other colleagues and have regular stretch breaks. Both your body and mind will benefit from improved circulation.

Take regular walks. Make it part of your work schedule to get up every hour and walk for 5 minutes. In an eight-hour day, this translates to 40 minutes and a great calorie burn.

Attend workplace fitness classes. Encourage your company to hire a fitness consultant to get everyone on their feet. (And make sure you note that one of the benefits of fitness will be greater productivity and fewer employee absences!) Many fitness groups offer after-hour classes. It’s a convenient and effective way to get in some exercise, helps keep employees fit, and is an affordable way to keep employer health costs down.

Tiffiny Marinelli is the president of Energy in Motion LLC, which provides convenient and affordable workplace exercise classes for employees. For more information on bringing fitness classes to your workplace, visit einmotion.com, email Info@einmotion.com or call 973-983-9554.

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The mantra of every man or woman in a high-commitment job who also wants to lose weight is “If only…”. First you head to work in the morning, where you’re on the go non-stop until lunch, cramming down some food as quickly as possible or even at your desk while checking email. Then you’re back to business, working until you look up and notice it’s the end of the day or worse, it’s past the end of the day and you’re the only one left. Sometimes you may have work to take home or have longer days. How is living a healthy lifestyle supposed to occur when you eat, sleep, and breathe work? It’s easier than you think!

First, explore your options that may already exist at your work. Do they offer on-site fitness facilities or classes? Is there a group of coworkers who go to work out together or supporting each other through a diet? What is already in place that can help? Then, come up with your exercise plans based on your own needs as well as your schedule. Can you wake up an hour earlier in the morning? Is there a gym close by your work or home to cut down on traffic time? Do you prefer swimming, biking, yoga, or jogging? 

Find ways that you can integrate your exercise plans in your day. If you can only manage a short workout before work in the mornings, during your lunch break, close the door and do a 20 minute Pilates, yoga, or Tai Chi routine; these exercises can often be done with little to no sweating so you can get back to work quickly without an extra shower.

Consider your meal plans that function with your work day as well. If you find yourself rushing in the morning and skipping breakfast, have something ready each day that you can take with you – maybe low-fat yogurt with granola and a grapefruit. For lunch, take something with you that you can keep tucked in your purse so that you don’t have to worry about the time or inconvenience to microwave your meal or be tempted to eat out. Tuna wraps with an apple and some low-fat string cheese can make for an easy, healthy meal that you can eat in spurts as you need to while you’re on the go.

Let people at work know what your goals are and that you’d appreciate if they didn’t try to cajole you into eating unhealthy items. If there will be a celebration or potluck luncheon, bring something you know you can eat.

Work can take over your life if you let it and while it’s completely true that you shouldn’t let it determine the rest of your life, the reality is that to some extent, it does. Rather than be frustrated that work usurps your energy and time causing you to make unhealthy choices, work with your schedule and your environment to find what works for you. It may not be perfect, but it’s definitely a serious step up from doing nothing at all.

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