On Your Feet Britain
28th April 2022
Wiggle it, Waggle it – Just don’t sit on it!
It’s time to Get On Your Feet Britain!
Did you know that 70% of our average 9 hours of sitting time is at work? We think it’s time to get up offa that thing!
On 28th April 2022, Get Britain Standing are asking the nation to take a stand for improved office wellness and productivity by getting on our feet. We want all workplaces and individuals to stand and move more for the day. You can be as creative as you like, have fun with your colleagues but above all break-up and reduce your sitting time.
Get up offa that thing! – Ideas to get you moving:
- Make phone calls standing up
- Have standing or walking meetings
- Ban internal emails – instead, walk over to a colleague to discuss work
- Use the stairs rather than the lift
- Ban lunch at your desk
Did you know?
A recent survey suggest that 45% of women and 37% of men spend less than 30 minutes a day up on their feet at work. Research suggests sedentary behaviour at the office increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and dying prematurely from cardiovascular disease. It has also been associated with obesity and weight gain, a key risk factor for coronary heart disease.