Move More, Sit Less: The Key to a Healthier Lifestyle -
On Your Feet Britain

In a world where sedentary lifestyles have become the norm, April’s ‘On Your Feet Britain’ national awareness campaign is a timely reminder of the importance of staying active throughout the day.

The simple act of getting on your feet and moving can have profound benefits for both physical and mental health.

Here we delve deeper into the significance of movement, look at how UK researchers are tackling the issue with workplace interventions and we share five simple ways to get moving more.

The impact of sedentary behaviour

Sedentary behaviour is a growing concern. It is estimated that on average, people can sit 9-10 hours a day, with extended periods of sitting costing the NHS around £700 million per year. Furthermore, in the UK half a million employees annually experience work-related musculoskeletal issues.

Research has shown that prolonged periods of sitting can lead to various health issues, including chronic back pain. But being active not only helps prevent chronic back pain but also lowers the risk of various health conditions, including heart disease.

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The benefits of moving more

Contrary to popular belief, staying active doesn’t necessarily require rigorous exercise routines. Simple activities like taking regular breaks to stand up, stretching, or going for short walks can make a world of difference.

University of Leicester’s Sedentary Behaviour Research (LSBR) team is leading global research into sitting. Their research found that reducing sitting time by incorporating short (five minutes) but frequent (every thirty minutes) bouts of light activity considerably improved markers of cardiometabolic health such as glucose and blood pressure. They have developed a SMART Work (Stand More AT Work) digital kit to help workplaces.

By incorporating regular movement into our day-to-day lives, we can significantly improve our overall cardiovascular health. From boosting circulation to strengthening muscles, the benefits of staying active are endless.

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Five simple ways to stand up more in the day

It’s easy to reduce your sitting time by making a few simple changes. Here are a few ideas to try:

  1. Stand during phone calls
  2. Stand and take a break from your computer every 30 minutes
  3. Use the stairs more
  4. Arrange standing or walking meetings
  5. Eat your lunch away from your desk
  6. (For more ideas, check out the ‘On Your Feet Britain’ page)

By incorporating regular movement into our daily routines, we can mitigate the risks associated with prolonged sitting and enjoy a healthier, more vibrant lifestyle.


Footwear that supports everyday movement

One of the key factors that can either facilitate or hinder movement is our choice of footwear. Ill-fitting shoes or inadequate support can make it difficult to stay on our feet for extended periods. This is where Profeet footwear comes into play.

Profeet offers a range of everyday comfort shoes designed to support natural movement while providing exceptional comfort. Whether you’re navigating the urban jungle or exploring the great outdoors, these shoes are engineered to keep you moving effortlessly throughout the day. With features like cushioned soles and ergonomic designs, they prioritise both style and functionality, making them the perfect companion for active lifestyles.


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For individuals who require additional support, or for those experiencing foot pain, custom insoles offer a personalised solution. Profeet’s custom insoles are tailored to the unique contours of your feet, providing the perfect balance of support and comfort and reducing the risk of injury.


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On Your Feet Britain‘ serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of staying active in today’s sedentary world. So let’s lace up our shoes, get on our feet, and embrace the transformative power of movement.

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