Interrupting our sitting behaviour
Multiple studies have shown that long lasting sitting behaviour has a negative impact on our bodies, both physically and mentally. This behaviour increases the chances on diabetes, heart and vascular diseases, but also mental health risks such as depression and burnout. On top of that, sitting for a long period of time is a risk factor for premature deaths.
By exercising more we break through the current sitting pattern and we improve our health. It appears that most of the benefits of training can be accrued from two 15-minute sessions a week. Exercising not only renew your energy physically, but also mentally: even a short amount of exercise has a positive impact on your attention, memory, and speed in information processing. However, one active break per week does not replace your personal workout or sport activity.
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Sit less, feel better!
The Sportcentrum Olympos offers a new program to change our sitting behaviour: the Active Break is a 15-minute session of dynamic exercises at your work location with an Olympos instructor.
What is an Active Break?
It is a 15-minute energizer break of light exercises, such as stretching and fitness games. An Olympos instructor will come to your workplace to do a session in order to renew your energy mentally and physically after long working hours. You can join in your work clothes thanks to the no sweat exercises!
The light exercises are beneficial for anyone and the Olympos instructor will make it accessible to every body type and every age. There is no specific skill required and no particular clothing. The Active Break is a fun and accessible break of the pattern of the day and an easy way to improve your health.
- In the office: you can request an active break during your working day in your office. This will help in improving socialization unwinding with your colleagues.
- During work meetings or conferences: The average attention span is 14 minutes long; how to achieve more effective and productive sessions? Improve your work meetings in just 10 minutes with an active break.
Choose between these 2 locations and book your first free trial on our booking system (on the right)!
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