COUNCIL bosses have backed a campaign to tackle inactivity in the work place.

This comes following the release of statistics by public health that show British people sit down for an average 8.9 hours every day and 40 per cent do not exercise enough.

The'workplace challenge' campaign encourages and workers to step away from their desks and out of the office during the lightest and brightest part of the day.

Blackburn with Darwen Council and local partners are backing the campaign and challenging everyone to walk, jog, run or cycle one mile each day, or for ten minutes, during the eight-week period.

As part of its own active challenge, Blackburn College has mapped out a mile-long route around campus that everyone is welcome to follow.

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