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.