If you spend your work day hunched over a desk, you may be joining a legion of British workers with stiff, strained muscles. A poll of 2000 workers in Britain carried out by AXA PPP healthcare found that nearly half of the respondents sit at work for 4-6 hours per day, with 1 in 4 sitting for 7-8 hours daily.
Spending all day sitting down can also lead to a range of health problems. According to the British Heart Foundation (BHF), lack of exercise and movement can lead to an increased risk of diabetes, heart and circulatory disease and general poor health.
Cue the ultimate 20-minute office workout – helping you stretch out those neglected muscles. The workout was created in collaboration with celebrity personal trainer James Stirling (also known as London Fitness Guy) and personal trainer Jamie Hartnoll.
As London Fitness Guy says, “While the workout itself will burn calories and improve your fitness, it should be incorporated into the workplace alongside a general ‘health and fitness’ initiative to increase activity levels of employees throughout the day.”
The workout was commissioned by Currys PC World and Fitbit, who teamed up to help bring more movement to your working day.