3 signs you need to get MOVING!

Are you waiting for a sign? That magic wakeup call that says FOCUS ON YOUR HEALTH TODAY!

Here it is.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics reported that in 2011-12, adults spent an average of just over 30 minutes per day doing physical activity. However, against the National Physical Activity Guidelines for adults "to do at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most days", only 43% of adults actually met the "sufficiently active" threshold.

It's been established that we're simply spending too much time sitting and not enough time moving. The ABS also cited that sedentary activity occupied an average 39 hours per week for adults, with close to 10 hours of this sitting at work. People employed in more sedentary occupations such as clerical and administrative workers spent on average 22 hours a week sitting for work.

Need we say more? Here are the top 3 signs you need to get moving today!

1. Being constantly fatigued

Are you waking up in the morning still tired even though you've slept 8 hours? Get your body moving early so you can retain energy throughout the day.

2. Limited concentration

Have you ever spent the whole Sunday on the couch thinking that you were 'relaxing' and just becoming more exhausted? It's a trap! If you're feeling flat, tired (or even a bit hungover) make sure your body sees some sunshine and get the blood pumping on a short walk, ride or swim. It's guaranteed to feed some precious oxygen to your brain and give you the energy you've been wasting on the couch.

3. Increased cravings

Knock, knock - it's 3pm calling and we're primed and ready to deliver your sugar cravings. You're getting towards the end of the day, your body is tiring and you're feeling like a little pick me up. Sugar isn't the answer, but it's hard to say no to when your body is saying FEED ME THE CHOCOLATE!

Instead of reaching for a sugary snack, take this opportunity to jump from your desk and take a walk around the block. Have a green tea, some nuts or a piece of fruit to curb your cravings before dinner time. Alternatively, have some protein to keep you fuller for longer. This might be a boiled egg, some cottage cheese on a rice cake or nuts.

It's not rocket science but it is science that says our bodies and minds work better when we're exercising, eating well and keeping good company.

Want to get moving? Get in touch today.

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Top 5 Motivational Talks to Get you Out of Bed in the Morning

Struggling to stay motivated? Learn from the best in the business on one of the world's biggest stages.

Listen to these bad boys if you're feeling stuck and need that extra push to achieve your goals.

1. Simon Sinek - How great leaders inspire action

2. Julian Treasure - How to speak so that people want to listen

3. Tony Robbins - Why we do what we do

4. Dan Pink - The puzzle of motivation

5. Robert Waldinger - What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

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Welcome to the Body Solutions

Living a happy and healthy life should be our most important priority. Unfortunately, sometimes this 'life' thing gets in the way. We can become too focussed on catering to other people's wants and needs which in turn, allow us to sacrifice our own.

Body Solutions will be your guide, your friend and a hub of advice on how to be your most vital self. From exercise, to nutrition, to improving your relationship with yourself and those around you; you'll be supported and informed.

If you're reading this and thinking, 'this sounds like me', then get in touch with me today and let's begin your health journey together.

Stay tuned for the most up to date information and motivation to keep you happy and healthy.

-Catherine