Active Workplace

Every day, British people can spend as much as 75% of their waking hours sitting down. The severe and harmful effects of prolonged inactivity, include an increased risk of Type 2 Diabetes, cancer, heart disease and premature death. This has led to sitting being referred to as ‘the new smoking.’

Research suggests that exercise can reduce absenteeism by 23.5% and staff turnover can be reduced by 16% (BUPA, 2015). Absenteeism has been joined by the phenomenon of ‘presenteeism’ (being present at work but unable to be productive) as a top concern for HR professionals and business! It is now time to fundamentally change Britain’s working culture so that the provision of support and inducements to get physically active are as essential to the contract between employer and employee as annual leave.

Click the I’m In hand or HERE to get further information about the benefits of physical activity and how we can help.

So what do you need to do now:

  • Pledge – book a meeting with our team and take the pledge to become a more active workplace (receive a certificate and join the roll of honours)
  • Plan – develop a plan, with the help from our teams for free and set some goals
  • Plus – buy in our support to have us onsite helping to achieve your goals


Active Workplace Roll of Honour