60 Minute Workshop - Small Habits Big Changes

Event Details

Date: 
Thursday, 26 September, 2019 -
09:00 to 10:00
Venue: 
Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, Norwich Business Park, 9 Whiting Road, NR4 6DJ
Member Rate: 

Free

Non-Member Rate: 

This service is for our members only.

Sedentary working is big news, mainly because the latest scientific research is highlighting some important facts around workplace inactivity and how it’s having a huge detrimental effect on our long-term health and wellbeing. Sitting for long periods is thought to slow down our metabolism, which affects the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar, blood pressure and break down body fat.

How can you incorporate an active working, movement strategy into your working day? Our flomotion 40-2 initiative has been designed to guide and inspire you into action.

Add into the mix poor posture and slouching and the picture gets bleaker for serial sitters, because this is putting extra stress on your neck and back muscles. Which can lead to stiffness and back pain.

The average person will spend more than 18 years of their adult life sitting down, how did we reach this point!

Aims:

How can you incorporate an active working, movement strategy into your working day?Our flomotion 40-2 initiative has been designed to guide and inspire you into action.

It’s easy, simple to follow and a great starting point if you’re looking for a better way of working with - more energy, productivity and focus in the workplace. Our aim is to inspire you by giving you the information and resources, so you can develop your own strategy and put in place a plan for an active working philosophy for the long term.

Learning Objectives:

  • The narrative behind our sitting culture – we’re not designed to sit.
  • Examining our own motivations and bad habits - reframing them for a new, healthier way of working.
  • Looking at some of the psychology behind behaviourial change and how to turn bad habits into good habits.
  • How to incorporate and plan a simple movement strategy into your working day.
  • The importance of stretching, exercise, breathing and postural awareness in the workplace.
  • Ergonomics in the workplace.

Who should attend:

HR, Business leaders, Senior managers, freelancers. Ideal for anyone who wants to explore practical strategies to improve their energy, productivity, focus and long term health and wellbeing in the workplace.

About Floyd:

Flomotion came about as a result of a very real problem I was experiencing. After more than 35 years of a sedentary working career in the London design industry.

Five years ago this way of working caught up with me, my posture and flexibility was poor, I felt stiff and had developed aches and pains in my neck, shoulders and lower back, with sporadic bouts of sciatic thrown in for good measure.

I feel I have gained an honours degree in sitting and feel fully qualified to talk about this subject.

In searching for a solution to my problems, Flomotion was formed and it’s been an amazing journey of self discovery! I’ve realised during those 7/8 hours in the workplace we could be doing so much more.

I am passionate about sharing what I’ve learned, a big part of the solution is what we call “Active Working” which incorporates a mixture of micro breaks, movement, stretching, simple exercises and deep breathing linked to postural awareness and mindfulness. When you put all this together the magic really starts to happen.

When so many of us have lost the mind/body connection due to the mental tasks related to desk bound work sitting in front of a computer. We need to check in and rediscover how our bodies are feeling and then acting on this information in an intuitive way that is unique to everyone.

The simple, easy to follow approach we’ve put together not only helps you but the bottom line for any business.

 

Flomotion – a MOVEment for change

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