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:

ARE YOU SITTING TOO MUCH?

Here are some more ideas and suggestions on how to get you and your colleagues active at work:

  • organise an onsite ‘virtual’ rowing or cycling challenge
  • schedule a team or departmental midday mile every day, week or month
  • find a table in the office and set up a portable table tennis net for a game of instant ping pong
  • join a local football/rounders/netball/softball league (or set up your own)
  • signpost to local clubs/activities using the Kent Sport Activity Finder
  • invite a local coach/club to deliver sessions onsite (Kent Sport can help link you up with the appropriate club or coach)
  • qualify someone internally to become a walk or run leader to deliver beginner-friendly sessions (ask us about the funding that is available to support a new leader)
  • enter teams to compete in a local charity event and motivate eachother along the way
  • share inspirational stories of your own employees achievements.
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Lucy Tomlinson

Workplace Health Activator

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