Posted by Gavin Bradley | January 05, 2024

New Year, New Habits: What Movement Habits Will You Make Habitual? | Yo-Yo DESK®

As we step into a new year, let's set a resolute tone for better health and well-being.

Embracing the significance of adopting mindful movement habits is not just a resolution; it's a commitment to enhancing our overall well-being. This year, we celebrate 10 years of Get Britain Standing - so let's explore how incorporating positive movement habits can pave the way for a healthier and more active version of ourselves in 2024!

The Importance of Movement Habits

In our fast-paced lives, cultivating movement habits is key to laying the foundation for a healthier, more vibrant you. Regular physical activity has been proven to enhance cardiovascular health, boost energy levels, and even contribute to better mood and mental clarity. As we embark on a new year, integrating these habits into our routine becomes pivotal for a more robust and resilient well-being.

The connection between movement and overall well-being extends beyond the physical aspect. Engaging in regular exercise has been shown to alleviate stress, reduce anxiety, and improve sleep quality. It's not just about the visible health benefits but also about fostering a positive mental state. Embracing movement habits becomes a holistic approach to fortifying both body and mind.

The workplace plays a central role in shifting towards a more active lifestyle. Staying active at work, as we've explored, is not just about combating the sedentary nature of desk jobs but is a proactive strategy for enhanced productivity, creativity, and employee well-being.

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New Year, New Habits

As we usher in a new year, take a moment to reflect on your current habits, especially those related to movement and physical activity. Consider the routines that contribute to your well-being and areas where there's room for improvement. This introspection serves as the first step toward cultivating healthier habits that can positively impact your daily life.

Habit formation is a powerful tool in reshaping our lifestyles. Small, consistent actions over time lead to lasting habits. Whether it's taking short breaks to stretch during work hours or incorporating a brief morning walk, these incremental changes can become ingrained in your routine, ultimately contributing to a more active and health-focused lifestyle. Consistency is key in the journey of habit building, and regularity is vital to reinforcing new behaviours.

Movement Habits to Embrace in 2024

A sedentary work lifestyle negatively impacts physical health and overall well-being. Common issues caused by prolonged sitting include muscle stiffness, reduced circulation, and increased fatigue. Nowadays, there is an increased awareness of the need for change, and a sense of urgency to reconsider work habits.

In the pursuit of a more active work lifestyle, adopting healthy habits that suit your preferences and work environments is key to making a lasting impact in 2024. By aiming for tangible and realistic goals, you can make gradual yet impactful changes. Here are some practical suggestions to seamlessly integrate movement into your daily work routine:

  • Micro-Break Stretching: Take short breaks (even if only a few minutes) for quick stretching exercises. These can include neck rolls, shoulder stretches, and seated leg lifts. Such micro-breaks help alleviate muscle stiffness and improve circulation.
  • Desk Workouts: There are a variety of simple desk workouts that can be done during work hours. This might involve chair squats, seated leg raises, or even desk push-ups. These exercises engage different muscle groups without requiring much space.
  • Walking Meetings: Embrace the concept of walking meetings, where discussions take place while walking around the office or outdoors. This not only adds physical activity to the day but can also foster creativity and a more informal atmosphere for brainstorming.
  • Hydration Breaks: Remember to hydrate regularly, and use these moments as an opportunity to stand up, stretch, or take a short walk to the water cooler. Staying hydrated is crucial for overall well-being.
  • Lunchtime Strolls: Utilise a portion of your lunch break for a brisk walk around the office building or nearby park. This not only aids digestion but contributes to daily step counts.
  • Set Movement Reminders: Try setting reminders on devices or using apps that prompt short bursts of movement every hour. These reminders can be gentle nudges to stand, stretch, or perform a quick exercise.
  • Use a Standing Desk: Standing desks are a practical way to counteract the negative effects of prolonged sitting and a great way to encourage healthier movement habits. These ergonomic desks promote a more dynamic work environment by allowing users to switch between sitting and standing positions. They offer many benefits, such as improved posture, reduced risk of musculoskeletal problems, enhanced overall comfort, and increased productivity and engagement.
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Build for a Healthier Future in 2024 with Yo-Yo DESK®

Adopting healthy movement habits is not just incidental but fundamental to a healthier and more fulfilling life. Yo-Yo DESK® stands as a pioneer in providing ergonomic solutions for a healthier work lifestyle. The innovative design and functionality of our sit-to-stand desks allow for easy height adjustment and maximum comfort, and their quality craftsmanship and sturdy construction ensure a long-term investment in your well-being and long-term vitality.

Browse our full range of standing desks designed to enhance well-being, productivity, and overall work experience, including executive standing desks, home office standing desks, and standing desk converters.

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WHY Yo-Yo DESK®?

Yo-Yo DESK®’s is leading a workplace revolution to convert unhealthy sedentary offices to active, healthy, and productive workplaces. Over the last 10 years we have expanded the UK’s favourite range of standing desks.

Yo-Yo DESK® is now the UK’s #1 brand for standing desks and continues to expand in other EU markets

Our founder, Gavin Bradley, is the UK’s thought leader on all things Active Working® CIC, and founder of a community interest company dedicating much of his time to the non-profit work behind the Get Britain Standing® and On Your Feet Britain® campaigns.

Trusted Company:

With all our desktitles proudly made in Great Britain we work hard to build and maintain high quality reputation for quality and service. We are the only company to offer a free installation service and free delivery service. Customers who purchase our height adjustable desks, office seating or anti-fatigue mats frequently thank us for the improve wellbeing our solutions provide and most wish they had purchased years ago. With thousands of delighted customers, we have rapidly become the nation’s favourite standing desk brand.

Quality Products:

Our desks are high quality, durable and stylish. Made in Britain, we also offer a free installation service and warranty of up to seven years. You can also test out any solution with our 30-day Money Back Guarantee. We have the widest range of standing desks & ergonomic desk converters to suit all workplaces, whether WFH or WFO.

Our desk converters can be used straight out of the box; and our standing desks can be fully customised to your requirements and installed free of charge.

Swift Delivery:

Your standing desk and desk accessories are shipped speedily, our delivery commitment is 1-2 days for all Yo-Yo DESK® standing desk solutions (mainland UK). No one makes it easier for you to join the “workplace revolution” and keep moving to a healthier you with a standing desk.

Customer Service:

Customers love Yo-Yo DESK® because we offer excellent quality solutions at prices affordable to everyone. Take advantage of our free installation service or 50% discount off any Active Feet solution when you purchase any of our standing desks. Checkout our Trustpilot reviews and scores.

We are a UK-based business with expert sales staff who pride themselves on ensuring you get the optimal solution to help you keep moving.

WHY Yo-Yo DESK®?

Yo-Yo OFFICE® is leading a workplace revolution to convert unhealthy sedentary offices to active, healthy, and productive workplaces. Over the last 10 years we have expanded our best-selling range of standing desks.

Yo-Yo DESK® is now the UK’s #1 brand for standing desks and continues to expand in other EU markets

Our founder, Gavin Bradley, is the UK’s thought leader on all things Active Working® CIC, and founder of non-profit work including the Get Britain Standing® and On Your Feet Britain® campaigns.

Trusted Company:

Customers who purchase our height adjustable desks, office seating or anti-fatigue mats frequently thank us for the improve wellbeing our solutions provide and most wish they had purchased years ago. With thousands of delighted customers, we have rapidly become the one of Europe’s favourite standing desk brands.

Quality Products:

Our desks are high quality, durable and stylish. We have the widest range of standing desks & ergonomic desk converters to suit all workplaces, whether WFH or WFO. Made in Britain, we offer a warranty of up to seven years. You can also test out any solution with our 30-day Money Back Guarantee.

Our desk converters can be used straight out of the box; and our standing desks can be fully customised to your requirements and installed free of charge.

Swift Delivery:

Your standing desk and desk accessories are shipped speedily, our delivery commitment is 4-5 days for all Yo-Yo DESK® standing desk solutions (mainland EU). No one makes it easier for you to join the “workplace revolution” and keep moving to a healthier you with a standing desk.

Customer Service:

Customers love Yo-Yo DESK® because we offer excellent quality solutions at prices affordable to everyone. Take advantage of our free installation service or 50% discount off any Active Feet solution when you purchase any of our standing desks. Checkout our Trustpilot reviews and scores.

We are a UK-based business with expert sales staff who pride themselves on ensuring you get the optimal solution to help you keep moving.

Best Value:

Buy in confidence with our30-day no-nonsense money back guaranteeon all Yo-Yo DESK® solutions. Remember we offer a FREE installation service with electric standing desks, and you can save 30% OFF with our desk accessory bundle offers.

All items come with FREE delivery, and you also save 50% OFF anti-fatigue mats and other Active Feet solutions when you purchase any standing desk.

Sustainability:

Passionate to improve the wellness of our environment, our sustainability drive includes:

FSC Certification:

All our desktops aremade in Britain and FSC certified, an environmental label that requires that the production of wood-based products respect procedures that guarantee the sustainable management of forests.

Eco Packaging:

Yo-Yo DESK® products have 100% cardboard ECO packaging removing plastics and polystyrene from inner packaging.

Recycled Materials:

Most of our products are partially made from recycled materials. We strive to increase the percentage year by year.

Solar Power:

Our warehouse is powered by electric solar panels.

Electric Vehicles:

All our company cars are 100% electric powered.

Growing Trees:

For every desk you purchase, we will donate £1 to plant a tree to grow the National Forest.

Best Value:

Buy in confidence with our 30-day no-nonsense money back guarantee on all Yo-Yo DESK® solutions. Remember we offer 30% OFF many desk accessories when you purchase a standing desk.

All items come with FREE delivery, and you also save 50% OFF anti-fatigue mats and other Active Feet solutions when you purchase any standing desk.

Sustainability:

Passionate to improve the wellness of our environment, our sustainability drive includes:

FSC Certification:

All our desktops aremade in Britain and FSC certified, an environmental label that requires that the production of wood-based products respect procedures that guarantee the sustainable management of forests.

Eco Packaging:

Yo-Yo DESK® products have 100% cardboard ECO packaging removing plastics and polystyrene from inner packaging.

Recycled Materials:

Most of our products are partially made from recycled materials. We strive to increase the percentage year by year.

Solar Power:

Our warehouse is powered by electric solar panels.

Electric Vehicles:

All our company cars are 100% electric powered.

Growing Trees:

For every desk you purchase, we will donate £1 to plant a tree to grow the National Forest.