Use It In Your Learning Environment
Despite the importance of physical activity for body and brain health, only 1/3 of U.S. adults engage in the recommended amount of physical activity each week. Adults should be encouraged and motivated to incorporate physical activities such as running, walking, biking, strength, or yoga, into their daily lives. Physical activity promotes endorphins, supporting Emotion by boosting mood, and has longer-term implications for reduced depression and anxiety.
In the workplace or learning environment, adults should be reminded to take breaks. Sit-and stand desks allow adults to stand up while continuing their work, and have been shown to benefit learning in the workplace and the classroom. Brief movement breaks from workstations can include walking, taking the stairs, getting up to go to the printer, etc. These breaks are also helpful to reduce eye strain and support Vision when using computers for long periods of time. Developers can create products that encourage movement by embedding prompts that encourage learners to take a break and move.