CSI Seminar: ‘Movement Snacks’
November 22, 2023 @ 14:00 – 14:30 CET
We at the Coaching in Science Initiative (CSI) are excited to host our first invited speakers talk titled: ‘Movement Snacks’
In this seminar Movement Snacks will raise awareness about integrating movement into our day, and providing simple exercises we all can do, regardless of where we sit and work!
A snack is a small meal that bridges the gap between larger ones, providing relief from hunger. Similarly, a movement snack involves a brief burst of physical activity to give your body a break from inactivity. If you find yourself sitting for extended periods, don’t be overly concerned – it’s a common situation for most of us. Introducing short bursts of movement, or “movement snacks,” throughout the day can help enhance blood circulation, alleviate joint stiffness, increase your energy levels, sharpen your focus, and contribute to your overall well-being.
But what exactly is the Movement Snacks initiative? It’s more than just a concept – it’s a peer-led active break initiative. Using a “train the trainer” model, it aims to train instructors in guiding active breaks among their group of peers, co-workers. The idea isn’t just to provide knowledge but to move from theory to actual practice. In this seminar, Movement Snacks will provide practical examples and inspire everyone to prioritize their health and well-being, regardless of where they are. Thereby we want to ‘Practice what we preach’ and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 3,11).
Time: 14:00 – 14:30
Zoom link: https://kth-se.zoom.us/j/63988892680
On-site location: Gamma 2 lunch room
We will begin with a ~ 20 min talk, held in Solna and over zoom. After the talk, there will be a short Q&A opportunity for people participating over zoom. Then we will proceed with a reflection and discussion held only on-site. We encourage other sites to form watch parties, by listening in together to the talk and then hold their own discussion afterwards. Hopefully seeding many local chapters of CSI.
To help facilitate discussion and reflection, consider the follow starter questions:
Awareness: where do we experience Movements Snacks in our lives already?
Analysis: how well do I currently integrate Movements Snacks into my life?
Alternative: what alternatives for sedentary behavior are there, for ourselves and others?
Action: how will knowledge of Movements Snacks change my decisions going forward?
Please forward this to friends and colleagues!
The CSI Team