ENERGISER FOR CONFERENCES, SUMMITS & EVENTS
Want to up the energy and enthusiasm at your conference, event or summit for greater engagement and feedback? At the same time show you care about the wellbeing of your attendees? There is one simple way to do it. Something that only takes a couple of minutes and that is proven to increase productivity, improve focus and boost energy. Plus contribute to a longer, happier life.
Get up off your chair and move your body.
Lizzy Williamson is a master at keeping audiences energised and focussed by getting everyone off their chairs to stretch out tired muscles, increase oxygen flow to the brain through movement and get an endorphin-boost with a dance.
It makes for fantastic photos and videos, is a great way for attendees to connect with each other, plus they take away vital little ways they can implement more movement at work to help them perform at their optimum.
Whether it's the mid-morning, the afternoon 'slump', or regular spots throughout the day, Lizzy gives audiences the chance to move their bodies, keeping them engaged and switched on for each speaker as the day goes on. It’s a little moment throughout the day that makes a big difference to the experience of your attendees. Lizzy gets many a ‘thank-you!’ from speakers and audiences alike.
What’s the big deal about sitting too much anyway?
Many things can go wrong in our bodies when we sit for hours and hours: weak core, tight hip flexors and hamstrings, soft glutes, strained neck, and an inflexible, unsupported spine. We are more susceptible to weight gain as our metabolism slows. Not only are our muscles slacking off when we sit, but our heart also doesn’t have to work as hard, which allows fatty acid to build up and clog our arteries. In fact, people who are very sedentary or sit most of the day are twice as likely to have heart disease as those who are active throughout the day.
Wendy Suzuki, professor of neural science and psychology at New York University, explains that exercise can boost our performance at work in many ways. It helps to combat stress because it boosts serotonin. Secondly, exercise helps improve your ability to shift and focus your attention – so if you have an in-depth project that requires your attention, consider working out before tackling it. Finally, physical activity stimulates the growth of new cells in the hippocampus that can improve your memory. “All this should serve as a powerful motivator for regular physical activity,” says Suzuki.
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Ideas to have you sitting less.
- Pace or walk on the spot while talking on the phone
- Set a timer to go off every hour and stand up, stretch and move your body in some way.
- Get up and talk to a work colleague rather than sending an email
- Stairs, stairs, stairs – take them when you can.
- Walking meetings are becoming all the rage, but they’ve been around for centuries. The famous Greek philosopher Aristotle conducted his lectures while walking around the grounds of the school where he taught. His students were even known as ‘peripatetics’, which comes from the Greek for ‘travelling about’. In more recent times, Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, was known for his walking meetings, as is Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Wherever possible, find ways to turn your sit-down meetings into walking ones (or at the very least, stand-up ones).
Many more ideas to boost your energy, memory and productivity can be found in Two Minute Moves, the book. Read more about it HERE.
Dubbed by Best Self Magazine as ‘the excuse-buster from Down-Under’, Lizzy Williamson is on a mission to help people integrate little moments of movement in to their day. Lizzy is a Personal Trainer, Event ‘Energiser', Speaker, and Author of Two Minute Moves, where she shares her personal journey of overcoming depression through the joy of movement. Her ‘Two Minute Moves’ workouts make exercise possible when it feels impossible and have been featured on Studio 10, The Today Show, Good Morning America and more.
Movement holds the power to transform how you look, feel and live. However many of us find it challenging to make it a sustainable part of our lives. We face roadblocks of time, motivation and money. We forget to ‘put our own oxygen masks on first before assisting others’ or feel guilty when we do. We look at exercise as a chore or a punishment for eating a certain way. We exercise because we hate our bodies not because we love them.
It took hitting rock bottom for Lizzy to discover the small steps she needed to take to overcome post-natal depression and get her fitness, confidence and vitality back. These steps have since helped the thousands of women that she has coached or do her online Two-Minute Workouts. Through her stories, tips and take-home action steps, Lizzy will inspire and empower you to make your health and fitness a priority so you can experience the incredible ripple effect in your life when you do.
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We all know that we should be moving more, but sometimes it can feel impossible to find the time or motivation to even get started. This book makes that first step easy.
Lizzy Williamson has spent over a decade helping women to get their bodies, energy and confidence back. With more than 50 fun and simple exercises, you'll learn how to make working out a part of your every day, whether you're on the couch watching TV, at the kitchen bench waiting for the kettle to boil, at the playground with the kids or just clinging to a bottle of wine (yes, a bottle of wine can make you fitter!).
Backed up with down-to-earth advice and the inspiring true story of how Lizzy found herself through movement, TWO-MINUTE MOVES is the guide to stopping the excuses and reaping the benefits of a happier, healthier more energised life. It starts with two minutes.