Harness the Power of Movement: Elevate Your Health with Walking, Running, and FluidStance

Harness the Power of Movement: Elevate Your Health with Walking, Running, and FluidStance


In a world increasingly characterized by sedentary lifestyles, the age-old practices of walking and running stand out as beacons of wellness. A recent article in the New York Times sheds light on the comparative health benefits of walking and running, underscoring their significance in enhancing physical and mental health. However, the journey towards optimal health doesn't stop at traditional exercise. This blog post explores how incorporating movement into all facets of your life, especially at your desk with FluidStance balance boards, can revolutionize your well-being.

The Timeless Benefits of Walking and Running

Walking, often dubbed the most popular form of exercise worldwide, offers a plethora of health benefits. Regular walks significantly lower the risk of several ailments, including anxiety, depression, diabetes, and certain cancers. But there's always room for enhancement. As fitness evolves, so should our methods. Transitioning parts of a walking routine into a run can amplify these benefits considerably, packing a powerful health punch in less time.

Why Walking Is a Perfect Start

Walking is not just a gateway to better health but a sustainable practice for all fitness levels. It improves cardiovascular health and increases the lifespan, thanks to its positive impact on heart and lung efficiency. Such activity, even at a moderate pace, is pivotal in enhancing one's cardiovascular strength.

Running: Taking It Up a Notch

Running builds on the foundation laid by walking, offering heightened efficiency and greater health dividends by boosting Vo2 Max thresholds —a critical indicator of physical fitness and a predictor of longevity. It involves more dynamic body movements, which intensify energy expenditure and muscle engagement. This elevated effort shifts the activity from moderate to vigorous, pushing the cardiovascular system to adapt and strengthen further.

Integrating Movement into Everyday Life with FluidStance

While walking and running are quintessential for health, integrating movement into your daily routine, especially during work hours, is equally vital. This is where FluidStance balance boards come into play. Designed to keep you moving even while you work at your desk, these boards are a testament to the innovative spirit of integrating fitness into the workspace. Enough movement to matter, but not too much to distract. 

The FluidStance Philosophy

At FluidStance, we believe that movement should be unrestricted, flowing seamlessly through all parts of our daily lives. Our balance boards are crafted to foster subtle, constant motions that keep your body engaged while you focus on your tasks. This continuous movement not only helps in burning calories but also in maintaining mental alertness and boosting productivity.

FluidStance Balance Boards: (Check out the full white papers)

  1. Increase your caloric burn, over sitting, by 19.2%, according to the Mayo Clinic
  2. Have less than a 1% impact on keystroke productivity
  3. 83% of Users, self-report, being happier at their desk on a FluidStance deck

From Standing to Balancing: Elevating Desk-bound Wellness

Transitioning from a sedentary desk setup to using a FluidStance balance board can significantly enhance your health outcomes. Here’s how:

  • Enhanced Metabolic Rate: Just like walking or running, using a balance board increases your energy expenditure, helping you burn more calories even while stationary.
  • Improved Posture and Core Strength: Balancing requires constant micro-adjustments in your stance, which strengthens your core muscles and improves your overall posture.
  • Reduced Risk of Chronic Illnesses: Similar to the benefits derived from walking and running, regular use of balance boards can reduce the risk of chronic health issues linked to prolonged sitting.

Case Studies and Success Stories

The effectiveness of integrating FluidStance balance boards into a daily routine is not just theoretical. Numerous users have reported significant improvements in their physical health, energy levels, and even their mental well-being. From reduced back pain to better concentration and decreased stress levels, the testimonials underscore the transformative potential of adding more movement to your day.

Conclusion: A Call to Action

Embracing movement in all its forms—from walking and running to innovative workplace solutions like FluidStance balance boards—is essential for lasting health. As we continue to uncover the profound impacts of physical activity on our well-being, it becomes clear that making movement an integral part of our lives is not just beneficial, but imperative.

Join us in revolutionizing how we work, live, and play. Let's move together towards a healthier, more vibrant life with every step, every run, and every balance on a FluidStance board. Stay moving, stay healthy, and transform your workday into an opportunity for wellness.

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