Stand like a mountain
- Stand up and gently move your arms above your head if it is comfortable to do so.
- Breathe in as you lift your arms up
- Hold for a few seconds
- Breathe out as you lower.
If you have high blood pressure, avoid holding your arms above your head.
Prolonged sitting is bad for the circulation. It also increases risk of blood clotting in the lower legs. The effect of gravity means that blood moves slowly in the lower legs.
By moving, this encourages our blood to flow more quickly throughout the legs, enabling the blood to do its absolutely vital job- providing nutrients and oxygen to our body’s cells, as well as draining carbon dioxide and waste products.
This will boost circulation throughout your body and make you feel more alert.
Seek the advice from a health professional
If you have any specific health condition, seek advice before performing the nudges.
Nudges must be comfortable.
Always perform nudges comfortably. Move slowly and gently, within a range which is totally pain free.
Add personalised nudges for specific health conditions.
If you have a specific health condition, you can seek advice from a health professional to add specific nudges for you.