Obesity, type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer, cardiovascular disease and even early death have all been linked to people sitting down for too long.

When you sit for a long period of time, your metabolism slows down, affecting the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar, blood pressure and break down body fat. For people who have office jobs, this poses a real problem as most people feel they have little choice but to stay sat at their desk working all day. But it doesn’t have to be that way. At Intrasystems, our #GetOnYourFeet campaign aims to get people away from their desks and get active during the day.

Get active & Win a Fitbit Charge 2

The #GetOnYourFeet campaign includes a competition on social media for anyone to enter. Simply Like/Follow either our Facebook or LinkedIn page and post a picture of yourself on our wall (using the hashtag #GetOnYourFeet) getting active during the working day; whether that’s on your walk to the office, taking the stairs instead of the lift, doing a few laps of the office or going for a stroll on your lunch break. You could also post a picture of your pedometer showing that you’ve done your 10,000 steps for the day!

To enter the competition and win Fitbit Charge 2

  • Step 1 – Like our page Facebook or follow our company page on LinkedIn
  • Step 2 – Upload a selfie of yourself getting active at work or proof of your pedometer showing 10,000 steps to our page
  • Step 3 – Use the hashtag #GetOnYourFeet

 

Stay active, stay productive

Getting away from your desk doesn’t mean you have to lower your productivity levels. In fact, studies suggest that taking a break once an hour actually increases productivity as you come back to your task with renewed energy and increased motivation. There are also plenty of ways to get active and continue working, such as ‘walking meetings’ and ‘cycle desks’.

Whichever way you manage to be more active at work, make sure you let us know on Facebook or LinkedIn and you could win Fitbit Charge 2. The winner will be selected at random from those who have Liked either the Facebook or LinkedIn page and posted a picture of themselves getting active at work to our wall with the hashtag #GetOnYourFeet.

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