Are your energy levels low and you’ve very little motivation towards movement? It’s On Your Feet Britain Day on 26th April, so let’s take this as a bit of inspiration, a bit of motivation to start moving more. There are some simple little hacks to help you get a little bit more energised, because movement is energy – at the right pace, the right intensity, and the right type of movement.

When I wake up and I’m feeling tired, I will make a real effort to move more. It’ll only be light level movement, like standing or walking or getting up frequently, but I find that gives me the energy I need on a tired day just to keep myself feeling good about the day and motivated to want to do things.

A few ways that you can hack more movement would be to stand up during meetings or have walking meetings. Make sure you’re not sitting for longer than 30 minutes. Take some things off your desk if you’re an office worker, so you have to actually move to one side of the office to get something or move to the other side of the office to pick up some water, for example.

If you can, walk into work or walk part of your journey. Start getting in the habit of moving a little bit more, being a bit more dynamic. As individuals, think back to ancestral times – we were very dynamic then. We were working in caves, in little camps outside caves, walking, foraging, scurrying, sharpening instruments, possibly squatting to tend to our young. We need to get back into that pattern of light level activity – it’s highly energising.

If I want to energise myself for a big event, I’ll work out. But it won’t necessarily be a huge workout. And I’ll always walk between meetings to keep myself sharp. Walking also encourages neurogenesis which is the production of new brain cells. It helps us to create more brain cells, it helps to remember things and it helps to spark creativity as well.

So movement is absolutely key. Take this day as maybe a bit of inspiration, a bit of motivation – get out there, move a bit more. Get On Your Feet Britain!

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Leanne Spencer is an entrepreneur, coach, TEDx Speaker, author of Remove the Guesswork, and founder of Bodyshot Performance Limited. Bodyshot is a health and fitness consultancy that helps busy professionals get more energy by removing the guesswork around their health, fitness and nutrition. Visit or email [email protected] to register your interest in our services and connect with us on FacebookInstagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.


  • Leanne is an award-winning entrepreneur and the founder of Bodyshot Performance Limited. She delivered a TEDx talk on 'Why fitness is more important than weight', is the author of bestselling books 'Remove the Guesswork' and 'Rise and Shine', and hosts a podcast called ’Remove the Guesswork‘. Leanne is the founder of Bodyshot Performance, an award-winning health and wellbeing company. Bodyshot Performance work with businesses of up to 500 people who want to create a culture of energy, vitality and performance through the business and position wellbeing as a competitive advantage. Bodyshot intersect the latest science and technology to provide unique solutions to the challenge of wellbeing in the workplace that have a direct impact on the bottom line. Our clients have won awards for wellbeing and recognise it directly improves employee engagement and retention and attracts talent into the business.  We also work with chronically stressed or burned out professionals to get you back in control of your health and able to do the things you want to do in life. My expertise is around health, fitness and wellbeing, specifically focusing on sleep, mental health, energy, body composition, digestion and fitness. I host a popular podcast on iTunes called ’Remove the Guesswork ‘, and in November 2016 I delivered a TEDx talk on 'Why fitness is more important than weight'. I’m the author of the bestselling books 'Remove the Guesswork' and 'Rise and Shine' and I regularly speak to corporates on health and wellbeing. My personal values are to live truthfully, considerately and to "suck all the marrow out of life" as Thoreau said. I support the charity Diversity Role Models which works to combat homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. I recently completed the world’s toughest ski race to raise £10,125 for Alzheimer's Research as my father-in-law was profoundly ill with Alzheimers, and I am on a constant mission to find ways to live in a way that is sustainable and environmentally friendly. I love sport, fitness, reading, gardening, business, podcasting, and being with my cat and our scampish little rescue dog, Kami from Romania.