The party’s nearly over

Published on 01/08/2014

We are fast approaching the end of the Games. After years of preparation and planning, it never ceases to amaze me how quickly an event of this stature comes and goes.

For the competitors it will be a chance to regroup and re-energise themselves after the intense training and tensions leading up to their specific events, before heading out to the track, range, gym, pitch or pool to begin the process all over again.

This rollercoaster of rapid activity and rest is perhaps a reflection of how we all undertake exercise. The occasional run, swim or visit to the gym are interspersed with hours sat in front of the computer, television or steering wheel. We may think these bursts of vitality is enough to keep us healthy, yet we know that frequent movements practised throughout the day have far greater and far-reaching benefits.

It was why Active Movement was designed around the cumulative effect of constant, low-level activity. Through avoiding long sedentary sessions and promoting even such simple movement as regularly standing up, we are doing a great deal more for our long-term well-being.

So the games have been fantastic, exciting, memorable, but are nearly over. For many, it has been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Unlike those who join the Active Movement of course – this unique programme is for life.