If you’re reading this you are most likely sitting at a desk or sofa surrounded by 4 walls and you’re not alone. 80% of workers fear they spend too much time at their desk, according to a survey published by action group Get Britain Standing and the British Heart Foundation.
Here at Vogel’s we believe eating extra specially tasty, hearty food and getting out amongst the great outdoors achieve a happy and nourishing life that eating a banana at your desk just won’t achieve. Convenience is great (what’s easier than toast?), but a lack of daily exercise isn’t.
So chaps it’s time to get outside! Turn off the TV, put down the mobile, pull on your wellies and go out to breath some fresh air everyday – here are some tips to get you started.
Number three of Alfred Vogel’s 8 Guiding Principles is “Get into the habit of going for a walk after meals. This is good for respiration and digestion”. A nifty trick is to treat meals in two halves, 30 minutes to eat your dinner then take a 30-minute walk around your local area.
2. Eat al fresco.
Fish and chips taste better by the sea for a reason! You’re experiencing the sensory paradise that is the great outdoors. Check on Google maps for your nearest green space and invite your colleagues to join you for lunch outside, or simply take your Vogel’s brunch outside this weekend.
What do you love doing outdoors? Whether it’s a spot of swing ball, practicing your fishing fly casting, weeding the flowerbeds, tossing a Frisbee with your dog or hula hooping, make sure you have all of your gear in a box near your door so there’s never an excuse to not get out and enjoy yourself for 15 minutes!
It may not be for everyone but there’s no denying that it’s the best way to fully immerse yourself in nature. Sleeping under the stars, collecting firewood, cooking on a campfire, toasting your Vogel’s bread with simply a fork and flame and most importantly being totally unplugged – as you will have no way of charging any device – is really the best way to get back to basics and at one with nature.
It’s too easy to say ‘I couldn’t possibly go for a 20 minute walk around the park, I simply don’t have the time!’ Our solution for this is merely make the time. Like you would schedule in a haircut or a coffee with a friend make sure you allocate time for picnics (our bread makes the most delicious bruschetta), hikes, bike rides, National Trust visits, they’re just as important.
Just remember while you’re staring into your computer monitor or smartphone screen, it’s all out there waiting for you: squirrels, flowers, streams, birds, trees, even the sun is dusting off his hat so it’s time to dust off those muddy boots!