Workplace Movement Can Help Businesses Benefit from Being Active Workplaces
Active Workplaces Are Healthier, Happier and More Productive with Less Stress, Lower Absence and Better Performance
Despite the clear benefits for individual health and organisational performance achieved through physical activity, the main causes of sickness absence and poor performance in the workplace are linked to a lack of activity. The average UK worker spends around nine hours a day sitting still, which can contribute to significant health risks.
What is Workplace Movement?
Workplace Movement is a digital toolkit, designed to enable workplaces to support and improve the health and wellbeing of their staff. Workplace Movement aims to reduce sedentary working, encourage movement and activity and support employee wellbeing, which in-turn contributes to positive business benefits.
Whilst there are numerous workplace health and wellbeing providers, Active Devon’s approach to workplace wellbeing is driven by supporting and encouraging movement and physical activity and the positive impact this can bring.
Workplace Movement provides a range of digital health and wellbeing resources focused on physical activity, including a Workplace Benchmark Tool, Staff Wellbeing Survey and Digital Resource Library.
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Why Active Devon?
We believe that movement and activity is central to living healthier, happier and more connected lives whatever your age, ability or background. To enable this to happen, we take a whole-system approach to empowering people to better support their health and wellbeing through movement and physical activity.
Supporting and improving the workplace wellbeing of local businesses and organisations is an important part of our work. Sam Williams, Director of Enterprise & Communications at Active Devon said:
“It has never been more important to support your own wellbeing but also that of your friends and colleagues. Movement and physical activity is one of the key components of living a happier and healthier life and Active Devon can support you on that journey.”
Why Should Workplaces Worry About Physical Activity?
- Two of the main causes of workplace absence are Musculoskeletal (MSK) issues and mental health
- Not only do physically active employees take fewer sick days, but physical activity can also directly impact the negative effects of both MSK related conditions and mental health
- Less employee absence means greater financial savings for business
Get Your Workplace Moving and Join Workplace Movement
For more information on how to get started click here.
You can also see our full range of support and services to help you improve the health and wellbeing of your business by clicking here.