Keep Moving. Be Happy.

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A survey by the Business Group on health reveals that more than 124 million Americans over the age of 18 suffer from muskuloskeletal medical conditions. Unfortunately, common causes such as prolonged sitting and a lack of physical activity have become even a bigger problem during the recent shift to remote work. To help, more than two-thirds of responding employers say they plan to offer a corporate program in the next year or two.

Rather than intense workouts or weightlifting, many programs are expected to focus on the basic movements people make in their daily lives, such as standing up from an office chair or lifting small children at home. The great thing is that so many simple movements like stretching can be done right in the workspace, requiring little more than a 10 to 15 minute guided break. Cleveland Clinic reminds us that moving regu- larly can improve heart health, build stronger muscles and bones, help manage our weight, lower the risks of diabetes, insulin resistance and cancer and make us happier. That’s right. Research shows that those who are even slightly active are more than 20 percent more likely to be happy!

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