On Your Feet Britain 2017
For everybody who is sat at a desk reading this, the team at Fusion Occupational Health have a request. In the words of James Brown, get up offa that thing!
As part of our occupational health services, we help businesses improve the health and wellbeing of their staff. Keeping them active in the workplace is now a major focus for organisations, so much so that a day has been devoted to just that.
We’ve already highlighted the risks of sedentary working and the benefits of active working, so we thought we’d share the message again, especially since today (April 28th) is On Your Feet Britain Day!
What’s it all about?
As the name suggests, On Your Feet Days are held across the world to encourage workers to get together and on their feet. Join 1 million office workers as they #SitLess and #MoveMore.
Given that British people sit for, on average, 8.9 hours each day, getting on your feet should be something you do regularly anyway.
What can you do?
On Your Feet Britain has set some challenges for the day including fitness workshops, banning internal emails or organising a lunchtime walk.
Just a few simple changes to your working day could make all the difference. Here are a few things that you could do today and from now on:
- 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 presentations
To give you a bit of encouragement, the team at Fusion has put together a quick and easy workout that only takes around 20 mins. Perfect for the next break you take after reading this blog!
The Fusion ‘On Your Feet’ Workout
- 50 Jumping Jacks
- 20 Squats
- 20 Squat jumps
- 40 alternating lunges
- 25 posing wall push-ups
- 30 jumping jacks
- 30 mountain climbers
- 50 crunches
- 60 sec plank
- 30 jumping jacks
- 25 knee highs
- 30 pulsing Squats
- 30 one arm wall push-ups
- 30 sec up – down plank