|That’s for cutting me up in the car park!|
Olympic fever is here!
Olympic fever has spread to the workplace with the rise and rise of the ‘Workforce Workfit’ challenge. It is designed to encourage people to take part in more physical activity inspired by London 2012.
With the UK’s increase in obesity , and the lack of physical exercise in people’s lives (63% of us aren’t getting enough) this is a health crisis. We are all a lot less healthy than we were in Wartime when we had rationing – an early form of the Weight Watchers points concept. No one had invented the Dyson and we all had to do our own housework.
To combat this malaise, people in workplaces across the North of England are becoming engaged in activities they may never have tried before or even heard of, in an effort to get off the sofa and go for metaphorical gold. Zumba is incredibly popular among those with some co ordination, as well a those without. Its Columbian inventor Alberto Perez forgot his tapes for his aerobics class one day and started to improvise to his own Latino tunes and Zumba has never looked back.
An Olympic effort
By contrast, ‘Just Jhoom’ which is a kind of Bollywood hip hop is just as much fun. The music is lively Indian songs, but has not got the profileof Zumba.
Balancing on a four inch beam or synchronised swimming are pretty much going to be beyond the average office worker, so you’ve got to start somewhere. Incidentally, the tug of war which we’re all familiar with, was an Olympic sport for 20 years but is no longer. A crying shame if you ask me.
|Wash those windows|
Other Olympic activities
|More walking about for us lads!|
The Workforce Workfit campaign even featured in a TV advert screened at the actual Olympic games. We all know that Team GB did extraordinarily well.
The advert featured real people from different organisations first in their work role and then doing their keep fit activities. It was great fun to film and a great way of getting the message across.
View the Workforce Workfit advert here https://vimeo.com/47084131
|Charlotte as dental nurse|
|Then Charlotte running with the film crew
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