Keep Moving- Strategies for Energy and Self- Care

October 2003

As the whirl of summer winds down and the days are getting shorter, cooler, quieter, we may feel less motivation to get outside and get active. This is when it really counts! If you are feeling sluggish, bored, going through some “blues” or uncertainty, give it a try. You might be amazed with the result!

The Chain Reaction
If you sit at a desk or are generally in one location throughout the course of the day, break it up! Every hour get out of your chair and move around, shake it baby, shake it!

What often happens is this: you sit for a long time in one spot, the blood pools to your lower body, your muscles stiffen around your joints, your low back fatigues, and shoulders roll forward causing the muscles in between the shoulder blades to overstretch/weaken, resulting in the tightening of your chest/pectoral muscles. All of that leads to neck, shoulder, wrist and back pain!

It is like the Jenga game where all the blocks are stacked in alignment one on top of the other. Piece by piece you pull out blocks to see how long it will stay standing. The remaining blocks can compensate for a while, holding the extra pressure, but eventually the Jenga pile falls apart and so does your body.

Shake It Up Baby!
Here’s where you get into action. Use any or all of the following recommendations to get moving or make up your own and send them to me!

If you use an electronic calendar, enter a recurring 6 am appointment to “breathe” or “stretch”. First thing in the morning it will pop up to remind you, you breathe or stretch.  Do it, then "postpone" the reminder 1-2 hours and later it reminds you again!   Similarly you can plan “go for a walk” or other self-care during the day as well.

Another great tool is to plan a walk with a friend. Often times we will “show up” if others are counting on us. AM, PM or on a lunchbreak are all great.  During one Portland, Oregon winter I had a lunch exercise buddy. We would zip to the bathroom, change from stockings and skirts to athletic gear and go for a 20-30minute power walk. There was no shower, but we felt so great afterwards that we didn’t care. We found a way to make it work and our afternoons were incredibly productive!

Every choice you make matters.  Choose wisely for your best life!

Remeber to check out my Summer Premiere -- Soul Moxie Cafe Teleseminars.  It is my gift to you!  Next Seminar is Wed Aug 18th 12-19m (MST).  Details and Register HERE!

About Robin:
Robin Peglow Berg of is a Life Fulfillment Strategist --a consultant, coach and speaker devoted to guiding others to have the courage to live a fulfilling life with soul. 

She shows highly driven, successful women entrepreneurs and biz leaders how to create a new model for success that is energizing, deeply meaningful and helps them to thrive no matter what.  She applies 10 years of coaching, consulting and speaking to craft strategic programs for long term success.