As many of you already know, I work full time as an accountant which involves 40 plus hours a week at my desk. I read the findings of Lead scientist Professor Ulf Ekelund, from Cambridge University and the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences with interest. His research found that at least one hour of physical activity per day, for example brisk walking or bike cycling, helps to negate the affects of such a sedantary day.
While preganant with the boys I developed chronic hypertension which went after my first but unfortunately is still lingering a year after my second. When Furniture @ Work asked me to get involved in a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of movement at work as part of their #officeyoga campaign, I didnt hesitate to get involved. It is something I make a huge effort to do myself. They have produced a range of handy infographics which I have reproduced with permisson below.
The above are so simple and easy for us all to try. Given the amount of time we spend at our desk its important to look after your posture and over the course of the day make an effort to increase the amout of physical activity you do. Im based on the third floor and I always take the stairs up and back. Its much easier on the way down than up!
Has anybody any other tips to increase movement at work, do share them, would love to hear.
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