Within the ThinkMOVE program, we encourage people to do what’s best for their health. Sometimes this means doing things a little bit differently than others. It might mean moving throughout the day by doing a stretch or some squats or eating healthier foods. Whenever you try something new, there is always a fear of being judged. For some people, standing out from the crowd is tough and hinders their ability to make changes. In this video, I talk about how to overcoming the outer and perhaps inner resistance to healthy changes.
It starts with making your health as a priority and telling yourself and others, “I’d rather be here than not.”
One of the primary concerns of any company when it comes to health and wellness is absenteeism. If people are going to be healthier and more capable of working productively, they will need to have the freedom to move their bodies in ways that counteract the effects of prolonged sitting. So let others know that you’d rather be present than not.
Give yourself permission to move. If you are an executive or manager, give your team permission to move and take care of their health. Lead by example and model good self-care.
How do you overcome resistance to change? Your own or other people’s?
Let me know how you overcome resistance in the comments.
You can try ThinkMOVE free with our 5 Day Get Moving Challenge: http://www.thinkmove.ca/try-thinkmove-free-for-5-days/