up and about/doing

up and about/doing

Resuming activity, especially after a rest or an illness. These terms seem to be American in origin. One appears as an exhortation in the tireless Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanack (1755): “The Day is short, the Work great, the Workman lazy, the Wages high, the Master urgeth; Up, then, and be doing.”
See also: and, up