On Your Feet Britain
Today is the day when office workers across Britain are being asked to unite and participate in the second On Your Feet Britain Day.
The organisers have provided a list of fun and simple activities to convert sitting time to standing time while at work, including;
- Stand during phone calls
- Stand and take a break from your computer every 30 minutes
- Use the stairs
- Have standing or walking meetings
- Eat your lunch away from your desk
- Walk to your colleague's desk instead of phoning or emailing them
- Stand at the back of the room during presentation
Two Thirds of Adults are Overweight or Obese
With 65% of the adult population overweight or obese (28% of those classed as obese), there is a requirement for a wide variety of approaches to tackle the rising levels of overweight and obesity in the UK.
As many people spend long days sitting at their desk, looking for new ways to reduce the amount of time spent sitting is welcomed. The ‘small changes’ approach of On Your Feet Britain means everyone can participate and we challenge you to try your own ‘active hacks’ to break up your day at the desk.
So today could be the day you start to build new habits into your day at the office.
Find out more at: www.getbritainstanding.org