On Your Feet Britain
On Friday 24 April 2015 we’re challenging the nation to get On Your Feet Britain.
Take part in the first-ever national day when workers across Britain will sit less and move more. We are working with Get Britain Standing to challenge workers around the UK to take a stand against heart disease.
Moving more makes a difference
Sedentary behaviour, that is, sitting or lying down with low energy expenditure, has been associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, as well as obesity and weight gain. Participating in physical activity can reduce this risk.
Statistics show the average person sits for almost nine hours a day and almost 70% of an office worker’s average sitting time is at work.
“Get up offa that thing”
The On Your Feet Britain Challenge dares you to take James Brown at his word and convert ‘sitting time’ to ‘standing time’. Reducing the amount of sitting you do in a day is easier than you think.
It's not too late to get involved, why not try some of the ideas below to help you sit less and move more.
- Standing during phone calls
- Standing and taking a break from your computer every 30 minutes
- Having standing or walking meetings
- Eating your lunch away from your desk
- Walking to your colleague's desk instead of phoning or emailing them
- Standing at the back of the room during presentations
Friday 24th April is your chance to get the ball rolling and encourage your employees to take a stand - team up with colleagues and see how much activity you can clock up in day.
As well as freeing yourself from you chair for the day why not help raise funds to support the British Heart Foundation and their life saving research. You could even ask your company to match any voluntary donations. Just check out our donation page to find out more.
You can also donate by text. Just text FEET to 70123 to donate £3 and support out life saving heart research.
*Reference - BHF Physical Activity Statistics 2015