Workplace Health Week
Workplace Health Week returns on the 23rd to the 28th May a week dedicated to raising awareness of the importance for adding activity into and around your working day.
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Workplace Health Week
Encouraging local workplaces to be active together!
Mini Challenge - During Workplace Health Week we will be running a local Activity Log Challenge with a brand new leaderboard!
Every user who manages to log 150 minutes of physical activity during this week will be in with the chance to win some amazing spot prizes including stadium tour of LCFC, Spa and afternoon tea vouchers, sports equipment and free memberships at local sports facilities.
Midday Mile - Thursday 26 May, 12pm - At noon, we'd like all Workplaces to join us by taking an active lunch break and enjoy one mile with your friends and colleagues. Walk, run or cycle the distance (or further!), send us a picture of you completing it and be in with your chance to win a great teambuilding activity day for your workplace. Why not make the midday mile a fundraiser and raise valuable funds for a local charity?
Employers are urged to support health and wellbeing in the workplace to help cut the cost of lost working days
- 40% of people in England do not exercise enough
- Lack of exercise contributes to an estimated cost of £14.9 billion to businesses in lost working days
- Research shows time is the biggest barrier to sport and physical activity
- Week-long campaign aims to inspire businesses to add activity into and around the working day
Workplace Health Week is a week full of activity, designed to help businesses provide inspiration and opportunities for employees to become more active at work. This year's theme is building on the traditional lunchtime 'meal deal' offered by most food outlets and canteens across the country, encouraging employers to 'make a deal' with their employees, colleagues and themselves to introduce physical activity to their lunchtime routine.
Research conducted by Workplace Challenge partners, the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health (BHFNC) shows that time is the biggest barrier to sport and activity, which is why Workplace Health Week is encouraging employers to focus on flexible working and active lunch breaks to help bring physical activity into and around the working day.
More than 48,000 employees from over 8,000 businesses have already signed up to Workplace Challenge. Employers are urged to get involved with a different focus each day via a free, online activity tool, which includes tailored sport and physical activity knowledge and opportunities. Participants can even track their progress towards the recommended 150 minutes of exercise with their own personal dashboard.