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Getting active in the workplace does the job!

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Getting active in the workplace does the job!

Posted: Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:16

Getting active in the workplace does the job!

Getting active in the workplace does the job!

Independent research has further confirmed that getting active with Workplace Challenge has a range of benefits not only to you as individuals, but to your colleagues and to your wider organisation!

Physical activity works! Find out more

Following an independent evaluation by Loughborough University that has been published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the science proves that encouraging employees to get active can have the following effects:

  • Reduces sickness absence – Sickness absence was reduced by 0.6 days (recorded after 6 months).
  • Increases physical activity – 73% increase in inactive employees taking part in sport after three months and 84% of inactive employees were reaching the government recommended 150 minutes exercise a week (recorded after 6 months)
  • Improves health – 37% of employees reported that they felt healthier and 35% said they felt fitter!
  • Boosts team morale and communication - Employees reported that taking part in Workplace Challenge boosted the team morale across their organisations and also improved communication, breaking down departmental barriers!

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Spread the word…

You've already started your journey to get active but why not encourage more of your colleagues to get involved and start seeing the benefits of a healthier and more active lifestyle…

New infographic! Get your workplace moving

Take a look at our brand new infographic, which displays some of the latest evidence and key reasons why your workplace needs to be encouraging a positive and active culture.

Research has shown that getting support from management is key to the success in making cultural change in the workplace, so why not visit the boss to share some of the key benefits to having an active workplace. Find out more.

Tags: Workplace Health Physical Activity

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