Unfortunately, most of us spend the day rushing around. This feeling of always being short of time leads us to prioritize activities and, often, having a healthy diet and doing exercise are left behind. However, neglecting our health is a serious mistake.
With the aim of helping residents to lead a healthy lifestyle – including during working hours – the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) joins once again the Healthy Weeek, an initiative held throughout the month of April in different parts of the world.
Yoga, spinning, cooking workshop…
From 8 to 12 April, the PRBB organized many different activities, all of them with the same purpose: promoting a healthy lifestyle. The PRBB residents enjoyed:
- Spinning, Body Attack, Funxtion, Fit 90, Body Balance and Spa System sessions, led by Claror Marítim sports technicians.
- Yoga sessions on the beach, taught by Abril Hernández.
- A meditative concert with Tibetan bowls, taught by Xavier Sorolla.
- A cooking workshop, organized by Clece.
- A talk about food labelling, with Karla Alejandra Pérez-Vega and Montserrat Fitó, both researchers at the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM).
- A 5 km race/walk organized by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).
A total of 185 participants attended the activities held in the PRBB.
The PRBB residents also enjoyed different smoothies every day at the cafeteria of the park during this week, and April 10 was a Be Healthy day at the PRBB, the day in which, once a month, the residents find free seasonal fresh fruit on the tables in the lobbies on each floor.
— Biomedicina BCN (@the_prbb) April 12, 2019
A healthy community
Since lack of time is usually one of the main reasons why people do not exercise, a good moment to promote physical activity is on your way to the workplace. Actually, according to a survey carried out to the PRBB residents a couple of years ago, the bicycle is the means of transport most used to come to work. Approximately 42% of the residents in the building cycle to the PRBB, while 9% come on foot. Only 8% come by car and 6% by motorcycle.