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Did you know that physically active workers take 27% less days off work sick, are more likely to be engaged in their work and are generally less stressed?

We’ve created a Workplace Health scheme to support employers to make their workplaces healthier, more active places.

Work is such a big part of our lives.

Those in employment spend around 60% of their waking hours in the workplace so it’s important that the culture and environment supports, rather than hinders, the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle.

 

 

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  • Free initial consultation meeting 

  • Staff survey, results report and bespoke action plan 

  • Access to our online activity tracker ‘Workplace Challenge’

  • Workplace Champion training –  gain knowledge and resources to help you drive workplace activity

  • Ongoing support and guidance 

 

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Employer benefits: Bad Health = Bad for Business
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Why getting employees off their bottoms can improve your bottom line!

Inspiring employees to get active could support the development of more sociable and stimulating environments, reduce the risk and impact of mental health issues, drive morale and increase productivity to drive the bottom line.  

Encouraging your employees to take an active lunch break could give individuals the invaluable opportunity to exercise without fear of being frowned upon for leaving their desks. Shifting the culture and attitude will facilitate the positive effects of physical activity on mental health, wellbeing, sickness absence, and presenteeism.

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The statistics:
  • An employer that actively promotes wellbeing in the workplace is eight times more likely to have employees engaged in their work.

  • On average 27% fewer sick days are taken by active staff.

  • 4.2 million days are lost annually through work-related back pain, costing businesses £5 billion 

  • Smokers take more breaks. This equates to 136 hours of lost productivity every year for the average smoker, costing the average business £1,533 in unproductive wages. 

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Employee benefits:
Do we undermine the pursuit of a healthy, happy lifestyle by not challenging sedentary office culture?

Technological advancements have made prolonged sitting the norm for many workers. Prolonged sitting has been linked to premature death, heart disease, certain cancers and Type 2 diabetes…

wpc-footballThe statistics:
  • The average British worker spends 8.9 hours sitting per day 

  • 1 in 4 people do less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week 

  • 1 in 6 deaths are caused by physical inactivity (the same as smoking) 

  • Physical inactivity is accountable for 10.5% of Coronary Heart Disease in the UK – nearly double the EU average

  • 53% of long-term absences are due to stress

  • We consume at least 1/3 of our daily calorie intake while at work

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Consultation

Every business and workplace is different and a free 1-hour Workplace Health consultation with us will provide advice and suggestions needed to get your workforce moving more.

If you’re interested in learning more about how our Workplace Health scheme can benefit your business register your interest using the form below and we’ll be in touch to arrange a free 1-hour consultation!

We’re here to help you make your workplace environment as healthy, happy and productive as possible. 

 

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Want to learn more about the importance of Workplace Health and how you can drive workplace activity?

Attend a Champion training day, run by Wiltshire and Swindon Sport in partnership with the British Heart Foundation, to gain skills and resources that will allow you to promote better health and increased physical activity within your organisation.

Please register your interest by emailing Kirsty@wiltssport.org.uk

 

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Sign up to Active Workplcaes and begin your journey towards becoming more active with your work colleagues and friends.

Monitor your progress by logging your participation in sport, physical activity and active travel using the free online activity tracking platform. The presence of a purple target bar allows you to check that you’re achieving the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity each week.

To sign up click here. http://www.workplacechallenge.org.uk/wiltssport/

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