The importance of movement

Movement is essential for our overall wellbeing. NHS England recommend that adults do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity a week or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity a week as well as reduce time spent sitting or lying down and break up long periods of not moving with some activity [4].

Physical activity in adults can help in all the following ways and more: [2]

  • Improves sleep
  • Manages Stress
  • Maintains healthy weight
  • Improves quality of life

It may seem hard to integrate a lot of movement into our day to day lives, particularly with desk jobs and office work. However, RevitaliseU-Kent is here to help! We provide many services to help you to increase your movement and wellbeing.

Some statistics…

  • 7.3 million working days lost due to work-related musculoskeletal disorders in 2021/22 [1]
  • Back injuries count for 42% of work-related musculoskeletal disorders [1]
  • Physical activity reduces risk of Type 2 Diabetes by 40%, cardiovascular diseases by 35%, and some cancers (colon and breast) by 20%. [2]
  • In January to March 2023, over 70% of those inactive because of long-term sickness, who had a main health condition that was musculoskeletal in nature, reported that they had more than one musculoskeletal condition. [3]

[1] : Labour Force Survey (LFS)
[2]: UK Chief Medical Officers’ Physical Activity Guidelines, 7th September 2019
[3]: Rising ill-health and economic inactivity because of long-term sickness, UK: 2019 to 2023, Office for National Statistics: https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peoplenotinwork/economicinactivity/articles/risingillhealthandeconomicinactivitybecauseoflongtermsicknessuk/2019to2023
[4]: NHS England, Physical Activity guidelines for adults:  https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/exercise-guidelines/physical-activity-guidelines-for-adults-aged-19-to-64/

How can RevitaliseU-Kent get your employees moving?

Pilates classes

Laura is a qualified pilates instructor with over 2.5 year teaching experience, she will take staff through a Pilates class either online or face to face.

Deskercise Sessions

These online sessions for employees can be followed along at home or in the office, and are suited for all ages and abilities.

Pilates Videos

Purchase pilates and mobility videos to post on your internal company’s wellbeing pages for staff to access and watch in their own time.

Pilates

Do your staff spend long periods of time sat at their desk? Would you like to encourage staff to move more? Perhaps you are organising a staff wellbeing day ? Why not add Pilates to your event or team day? 

Laura is a qualified Pilates instructor with over 2.5 year teaching experience, she will take employees through a Pilates class either online from the comfort of their home or face to face using a conference / meeting room in groups of up to 20 people. These sessions which can be from between 30 – 60 minutes (depending on the time you have available) are fun and engaging and are suitable for all ages and abilities. Sessions can even be adapted so that employees don’t need to change into gym wear or use exercise mats!

Pilates is an exercise method designed to elongate, strengthen and restore the body to balance. Pilates is suitable for all ages and abilities and can benefit people with many health concerns including back pain. You can work either as hard or gently as you wish to – you choose your own pace. Most importantly – it is FUN! 

There are many benefits to Pilates, some of which are:

  • Improves your posture, alignment and muscle tone
  • Improves mobility and flexibility of the spine
  • Promotes a more efficient and supportive core
  • Facilitates injury prevention and physical rehabilitation
  • Alleviates aches and pains
  • Helps maintain and improve bone density
  • Offers a safe and beneficial form of exercise for a wide range of medical conditions including scoliosis, osteoporosis, arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.
  • Relieves stress and tension and promotes a feeling of wellbeing
  • Expands body awareness
  • Integrates mind, body and spirit

Want to find out more about our pilates services? Contact us now!

Deskercise & Movement sessions

Laura will provide a short online session that employees can follow from their desk, whether that be from home or in the office.

The session will cover easy to follow (and remember) exercises to help prevent aches and pains from building up as well as to help ease tight muscles. Employees don’t need much space around them or to change into gym wear. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

This is a great option if you would like to reach a large number of staff!

Want to find out more or purchase a session? Contact us now!

Self Care Desk Stretches

Spending long periods of time sitting down can cause muscular tension as well as aches and pains to set in. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ease these issues and feel comfortable throughout the day.

Stretching for a few minutes every hour can help to reduce muscular tension and stiffness.

RevitaliseU-Kent has put together a short guide with some stretches you can do whilst sat down at your desk throughout the day. Click the button to download the pdf.

Pilates Videos

We have 4 videos for you to purchase, choose from the list below or purchase all 4!

  • 45 minute Whole body class with a focus on the Upper body
  • 45 minute Whole body class with a focus on the Lower Body
  • 20 minute Seated Upper body mobilisation
  • 20 minute Seated Lower body mobilisation

These videos are a great option for you to upload to your own internal website / wellbeing pages for staff to access and use in their own time, over and over again.

All 4 videos have been filmed, produced and edited by a professional videographer.

Here is a 5 minute sample I have cropped from one of the vidos to give you a sample of what you will purchase:  https://youtu.be/Y80tNWm4aC4

Want to find out more or purchase a video? Contact us now!