You’ve heard the statistics, you know what you need to do, but where to begin?
Take a moment to think about how physically active you are in your daily life by asking yourself a few questions. For example:
- How many hours a day do you spend sitting down? (Don’t forget to include time sitting during your commute, at your desk, eating dinner, watching television, and so on).
- Do you have easy access to parks and other green spaces? Are there biking trails nearby? Take a walk around your neighbourhood and keep an eye out.
- How do you commute to work? If on foot – that’s active. If by car, that’s not…
- And what about your kids? How many hours do they spend online or watching TV? And how much physical education do they do at school? How about their commute – is it active?
So, that’s the starting point sorted. Where do you go from there?
Adopting a more active lifestyle is a commitment you have to make, but it really doesn’t have to be overwhelming. There are many simple ways to #BeActive – and many settings in which to do so. It’s just a matter of finding what works best for you.
We’ve taken this into account and structured the European Week of Sport around four Focus Day settings – Education, Workplace, Outdoors, and Sport Clubs and Fitness Centres. These are some of the many places you can incorporate physical activity into your daily life. You could try taking a more active commute to work, go for a long walk this weekend or commit to taking the stairs whenever possible.
The possibilities are endless, and we’re here to help, so stay tuned for tips. We would also love to hear some of your ideas. Please share them in the comments section.
Get started. #BeActive. We challenge you: Take the #MyWeek #BeActive Challenge.