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Time spent working or studying is time often spent not moving and the more time spent sedentary the less energy we have overall and the greater our risk of cardiovascular disease and other common illnesses.
Being able to get your head down and work is important but breaking it up with activity has been shown to improve concentration, reduce stress and increase productivity. Here are some top tips:
If you’re looking for a social sport to keep you active, come along to one of our Brookes Active staff sports sessions at Headington. Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience or ability. Sessions will run weekly at the times shown below, and equipment is provided.
There is no need to make a booking, just turn up and show your staff card at reception, and of you go!
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Monday 19 July to Monday 23 August
Indoor 5-a-side football
12:00am – 1:00pm
Thursday 22 July - ongoing
Friday 23 July to Friday 26 November (excluding Fri 17 Sep)
Any increase in activity is better than none however the greatest benefits are seen by doing 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity every week. Ideally that should be made up of daily activity in bouts of 10 minutes or more and moderate intensity means that you breathing and heart rate will be increased and you feel warmer.