When it comes to active schools, it’s often cited that they help children achieve better results. But the power of introducing activity into education establishments goes far beyond this single factor, helping children to develop across a range of areas that can not only improve their wellbeing now but in the future too.
More schools across the country are including physical activity as part of their curriculum and incorporating it into their traditional lessons. It’s having a positive impact on both learning outcomes and the wellbeing of the children involved. But there are challenges that need to be overcome too, including engaging with children across all ages.
Across the UK, initiatives are being launched to help get kids more active. As our early years are taken up with education, we feel it makes sense to incorporate more exercise into the daily school. This should go beyond traditional PE lessons to embed exercise into young people’s day and make it a normal part of their routine.
Advancements in technology have been great for the world in numerous ways. While computers allow us to do things more quickly and easily than ever before, they’ve also lead to one huge downside: more and more of us spend our working hours totally inactive, typing away on computers.
When you’ve had a hard day at the office more often than not the last thing you want to do is go to the gym or crack on with your fitness routine. But did you know that avoiding your daily exercise could be adding to your fatigue?
Are YOU chained to your desk?A recent survey of 2000 office workers found that three of four only move from their desks during the day to make a cup of tea or visit the restroom. Two in five of those same workers even ate lunch at their desks and one in five admitted to gaining at least a stone over the past year.
The modern office is traditionally thought of as a dead zone when it comes to meaningful levels of physical activity, yet our team at Office Fitness are looking to show that the office workplace is actually bursting with potential when it comes to keeping fit and healthy.