Active At Work, Active At Home
It is really important to build physical activity into your daily routine. Most of us don’t have exercise equipment like treadmills where we live, but there are still activities you can do, if you’re well enough. Remember exercising at home can be simple and it’s just as important to convert ‘sitting time’ to ‘standing time’ whilst you work at home or stay indoors. Follow some simple changes and you’ll find it easier than you think to keep active at home.
We created this video to show people how easy it can be to build activity and movement into our daily lives. Even with our daily routines disrupted during this challenging period, it is still important to keep moving during the day. Although some of these ideas may not be appropriate for you at the moment, most can still be done even when working from home. Remember that if you are going outside to be active, it is important that you stick to the latest government guidelines.
Here are some more ideas:
- Stand and take a break from your computer every 30 minutes.
- Move about for 2 minutes every 30 minutes.
- Walk up and down the stairs
- If you don’t have any stairs, walk briskly around the room
- Put on your favourite tune and dance around the room
- Stand up, sit down continuously (make sure the chair is fixed to the floor
- Stand up and stretch out
- Stand during phone calls or conference calls
- March (or run) on the spot while the kettle boils
- Balance on one leg while you wash your hands; balance on the other leg while you dry your hands
We also have a page with further resources and links to workouts that can be done at home.
Do you have any of your own favourite ways of keeping active during the day? Be creative and share your ideas on social media using Sport England’s #StayInWorkOut.