3. Increasing physical activity
Perhaps one of the most important parts of looking after your heart is physical activity. And this can be a challenge in our current remote working climate. While subsidised gym memberships or on-site gyms are a popular offering in many organisations (provided by almost two-fifths of employers4), at the time of writing, gyms across the country are closed. So how can you spur employees on to get moving?
In 2020, we launched our 5 Million Step Challenge in support of Diabetes UK. With a fundraising element, our colleagues managed to triple our target by walking, jogging and running over 15 million steps. Another great option is virtual fitness. Many discount providers are currently offering deals on fitness at home classes like HIIT training, cardio, yoga, and pilates.