The research is clear – sitting for long periods of time is bad for your long-term health. The good news is that any extra movement in your day can help offset those effects.

Group fitness class in action - two women and one man exercising

Stretch when watching TV

If you’re tuning in to a show, remind yourself to stand up and stretch during every ad break. 

For those who stream their TV shows, make sure you break up your binge with stand-up breaks between episodes.

Get out of the office at lunch

Take a break away from your computer. A small walk around the block is better than nothing.

You’ll find that you come back to your desk refreshed and ready to tackle the afternoon’s tasks.

Walk the extra block

Get out of the habit of parking next to your destination. If you're heading into the city centre choose the cheap carparks and walk the extra distance.

In the process you'll be adding extra exercise time into your day, reducing traffic in the CBD, and saving money.

Take a quick class

Have you got 30 minutes spare? Give our Coremoves 30 class a go for an efficient conditioning workout. 

Calf raises

Do them, whenever you can. Do them whilst folding the washing, waiting at the pedestrian crossing, or even under your desk whilst you’re working. Calf raises improve circulation and keep the tendons and muscles around your ankles flexible.

Music

Put on your favourite album whilst cooking dinner. It'll make your evenings that little bit more lively, and you’ll find you get everyone’s hips in the room wiggling too.