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Get Britain Standing



Awareness of the “Sitting Disease” has rocketed up in recent years. Surely it is time your workplace joined in our fun event to take James Brown at his word.

Join 2 million office workers #SitLess and #MoveMore by signing up your workplace to a free event and see a different aspect of your colleagues. Find out who is The Wiggler, The Waggler, The Mover or the Groover.

On 27thApril 2018 we’re challenging the nation again to get On Your Feet!

Take part in our fourth national day when 2 million workers across Britain will sit less & move more.

Instead of emailing the person opposite, do something revolutionary – walk over & talk face to face. It’s a good way to do business & it’ll do you good.

Ditch your usual lunch ‘al desko’ and take a stroll outside. You’ll get a spring in your step and feel better for it.

Make phone calls standing up. You’ll feel more confident and burn more calories than sitting.

Why not take it on as an office challenge & free yourself from the office chair for the day. Find fun & easy ideas online to take part.

Sign up today at: onyourfeet.org.uk, @getGBstanding or on facebook.com/getbritainstanding 

Get Britain Standing: a campaign to grow awareness and education of the dangers of sedentary working and in particular prolonged sitting time. The average UK office worker sits 10 hours each day, with almost 70 per cent of sitting taking place at work.

There is growing scientific evidence highlighting the multiple health risks (including cardiovascular disease, diabetes (type 2), certain cancers, musculoskeletal and mental health) caused by excessive and prolonged sitting.

Active Working CIC is leading the global insight and evidence-based research on sedentary behaviour. We commissioned the first global expert recommendations on standing time for office workers (with the support of Public Health England), published by the British Journal for Sports Medicine in June 2015. We spearhead international Get Standing™ campaigns in, Australia, USA, Canada, Ireland and Europe.

Active Working Summit: in its 3rd year the Active Working Summit has established itself as the pre-eminent international thought leadership event of its kind, officially supported by Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer England.


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