On average, we spend 60% of our waking hours at work and for many of us, most of this time is spent sitting.  Research suggests that sitting for long periods of time is not great for our overall health and wellbeing. To help break up any long periods of sitting, to keep your body moving and your blood pumping, why not try to incorporate some of these exercises into your working day:

Being more active can make a huge difference to our health and wellbeing. Why not make a start with Everyday Active, the go-to website for activity ideas, inspiring stories, top tips on getting active and staying active across Kent & Medway. You can even make your own plan for the week and save items of interest.

MAKE EVERYDAY ACTIVE AT WORK

Here are some more ideas and suggestions on how to make everyday active at work:

  • Stand up while on the phone
  • Add standing breaks into your team meetings
  • Use a standing desk
  • Use the stairs instead of the lift
  • Organise a walking meeting
  • Walk to the local shops or around the local park at lunchtime
  • Alight the bus one or two stops before your destination
  • Track and monitor your daily steps
  • Walk a ‘midday mile’ with your colleagues

ARE YOU SITTING TOO MUCH?

Katie Bareford

Katie Bareford

Health & Wellbeing Officer