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In case you didn’t think it before, it’s time to get moving. Physical inactivity has been named as the largest public health crisis of the 21st century in both the UK and in the States, both pointing to the damages that sitting down too long can do to our health and wellbeing.
It’s well known that being physically active is good for your mental and physical wellbeing but we are faced with a situation where around 4 in 5 workers in the UK have a desk job and most of our work is sedentary. On average, desk workers are sitting up to nine and a half hours a day.
Say it with me: Let’s get moving.
We have a responsibility as employers and employees to make a change, and we can start by creating a more active work environment. This doesn’t have to be a costly exercise, it’s not about installing a workplace gym or paying for a personal trainer for every desk-bound office worker. The good news is there are some very simple things you can do to create an active workforce.
Here are 10 ideas to get you started:
Certainly not exhaustive or extensive, but we hope these simple tips will help you get your office moving. Really gives a whole new meaning to “sitting down on the job,” doesn’t it?
Lucy Tallick has a background in wellbeing strategy for corporations, as well as time spent as a fitness coach and trainer. Lucy is our UK-based wellbeing expert at Reward Gateway.