The following article is based on videnskab.dk's article "A 30-minute walk can save your working day"
A 30-minute walk during your lunch break can save your working day
If you are one of the many who work in an office and spend most of the working day sitting on a chair, we have good news for you! Research shows that a half-hour walk in the middle of the day can give you more energy and a better mood, so you can perform more at work. And best of all, it doesn't require more than 30 minutes of your time.
A study carried out by the Danish researcher, Cecilie Thøgersen-Ntoumani, at the University of Birmingham, showed that a half-hour walk three times a week can increase enthusiasm and the ability to relax, and at the same time significantly reduce feelings of nervousness and stress. The participants reported their feelings twice a day in an app, and the analysis of the answers showed that participants in the walking group experienced better moods than a corresponding control group that did not walk during the lunch break. In addition, the analysis also showed that the participants in the walking group experienced less nervousness on working days when they went for a walk compared to other working days when they stayed in the office chair.
The result of this study is important because mood changes can have consequences for productivity in the workplace. Therefore, it is important to take breaks during the working day and use the time to move, so that you can maintain a high work effort.
As a company, it is important to take responsibility for the health and well-being of employees, and this is where Movewell can help. With our concept Move On, we can help implement a health strategy that includes physical activity and movement during the working day. We can also help create the framework for employees to take a break from the screen and move outside during their lunch break.
Move On is a new, unique combination of various successful approaches that provide employees in the workplaces of the future with improved health, well-being and community. The return is not only less sick leave and prevention of stress! Move On also leaves the employees and thus the company with renewed energy, strengthened community and greater profits.
Move On is for everyone. Even those who exercise regularly. Concept includes a meaningful kickoff event, a team app/gamification, exclusive clothing from Danish FUSION, motivational podcasts for the break or the walk.
Movement throughout the day has a positive effect on both physical and mental health and can help increase productivity in the workplace. So why not take the plunge and implement a health strategy in your company so that employees can get the most out of their working day?
See below our selection of FUSION Recharge clothing, which is perfect for the walk.