It’s no secret that leading an active lifestyle and eating healthily can significantly improve our overall health and emotional wellbeing. Combining a balanced diet with regular physical activity has been proven to reduce our risk of developing serious health conditions. Did you know, for instance, that London bus drivers in the 1950s were found to be twice as likely to suffer from a heart attack than bus conductors? It’s a shocking statistic and one that draws many parallels with today’s typically sedentary office culture.
According to research carried out by Loughborough University, the average person spends 65% of their waking hours sitting down. On Your Feet Britain also state that close to half of women (45%) and around two fifths of men (37%) working in offices in the UK spend less than 30 minutes a day walking around at work. Queue Exercise in the City, who are shaking things up and getting us moving.
Exercise in the City help workplaces get active by providing convenient, highly accessible fitness classes that allow those in corporations to slot exercise into their increasingly busy schedules. Proving that a traditional studio or gym space isn’t essential, they bring the class to you at your workplace with a range of fun, office-based workouts ranging from Pilates and Yoga to HIIT, Circuits and Zumba.
Their growing base of insured, highly qualified instructors are all incredibly passionate about what they do. They offer enjoyable pre and post work classes, along with great lunchtime sessions, all of which are suitable for every level of fitness. Additionally, the classes are great team building opportunity in the workplace. So there really are no excuses to get up and get moving!
We love Exercise in the City’s holistic approach to wellbeing, which parallels the Feedr philosophy. It’s important to remember that the benefits of eating well and exercising regularly aren’t merely confined to our physical health. Fuelling our bodies with a balanced diet and increasing our activity levels in a responsible, sustainable way can do wonders for our mental wellbeing and overall happiness. We believe that this holistic approach is a sure-fire formula to leave us feeling more positive and energised in day-to-day life.