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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:
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.