Physical activity

Healthy and happy with daily exercise

Many people struggle to integrate enough exercise into their everyday lives, and, once you have finally started, it may be difficult to keep up the motivation. We live sedentary lives at work as well as at home, which may result in a number of lifestyle diseases such as high blood pressure, overweight and type 2 diabetes.

Every step counts

You are well on the way if you move regularly during the day by for example standing up at your desk, fetching a glass of water a few times a day or taking a detour when walking to the canteen. Research shows that if you make sure to be active every hour and a half, you prevent the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle. Luckily, there are plenty of easy and practical ways in which you can integrate physical activity into your daily routines, whether at home or at work. For example, you can make it a habit to move around when you are on the phone, or agree with a colleague that you use your height-adjustable desks several times during the day.

Did you know that…

  • WHO recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a week or at least 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity a week? (The Danish National Health Profile 2017)
  • physical activity promotes longevity, reduces the risk of diseases and has a significant preventive effect? (The Danish Health Authority 2018)
  • you burn 600 calories more every week by standing up 3-4 hours a day compared to if you sit down most of the time? This corresponds to running a marathon every five weeks. The calculation applies if you weigh 70 kg. If you weigh more, you burn more – and vice versa.

Advice from top experts

In PFA, we consider it our most important job to give you qualified advice that helps you live your life - all your life. Therefore, our business partners have been carefully selected, we look to the newest research and we are always critical of the sources we use.

 

Here, PFA’s health expert Mads Andreasen gives you three tips for integrating more physical activity into your workday:

  1. Use a height-adjustable desk
  2. Conduct meetings while walking if the meeting does not require a computer or paper
  3. Take the stairs instead of the elevator
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PFA Healthcare Hotline - inspiration for a healthier lifestyle

As a customer with PFA Pension, you can get help with, for example, changing your exercise and dietary habits, quitting smoking or stress prevention.
You can contact the Healthcare Hotline at (+45) 70 26 99 70, or read more by clicking the link below.