Active Working is a Community Interest Company whose aim is to reduce excessive and prolonged sitting in the workplace.
They run the Get Britain Standing campaign to increase awareness and understanding of the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle especially long periods of sitting at work.
Research has shown that the more you sit at work or at home, coupled with no exercise, you significantly increase your risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and some cancers.
This is a worldwide problem and campaigns are being rolled out in the US and Canada, Australia and New Zealand, South Africa and Ireland.
One of the Active Working’s slogan is to: Wiggle it, waggle it, twerk it, work it – just don’t sit on it!
The 24th April is ‘On your feet Britain Day’ spread the word and get moving!
For more information on Active Working and how to get involved go to: www.onyourfeet.org.uk