Active Workplaces is designed to support local workplaces to improve the health and wellbeing of their staff and reap the benefits of a healthier workforce.
Employers are eligible to access our Health and Wellbeing Employer Resource Bank. We will continually update these as and when new information, resources, and campaigns are released.
Being active can improve concentration, memory, and energy levels, and therefore encouraging employees to become more active can have a knock-on effect on workplace productivity. You can encourage employees to take short activity breaks throughout the day or you can signpost to resources which can support an individual to consider their activity levels outside of work.
Active travel means making your journeys physically active, by means such as cycling, walking, or scooting. They are often short journeys such as your daily commute to work. You can incorporate active travel into longer journeys too, by parking further away or taking part of the journey by train or bus. Active Travel is an easy way to incorporate physical activity into daily routines.
There is strong evidence that workplaces with good mental wellbeing are more productive. It is important that we support employees who may have a mental health condition, but that we also do what we can to support all employees to thrive and have good mental health. 1 in 4 individuals will experience a mental health problem, and so knowing where to signpost them for help and support is essential.
Encouraging a culture of healthy eating in your workplace is vital if you want to support employees to lead a healthy lifestyle. Consider the food and drink options available in the workplace environment.
Top Tips for Staying Active at Work
- Park your car further from the office so that you walk for longer or leave your lunch in your car so that you have to walk to go and get it.
- Organise for you and your colleagues to go for a walk or run at lunchtime.
- Take the stairs rather than the escalator/lift. You increase your heart rate and burn more calories!
- Set mini-challenges with your colleagues.
- Log your activity using Active Togethers Activity Tracker. We can even set up challenges for you and your colleagues to allow you to compete against each other. Enquire for more information!
- Do some Deskercise!
Top Tips for staying Active whist Working from Home
Working from home should not be a barrier to leading a healthy lifestyle. Remember, every minute counts!
- You may have a bit more time in the mornings without your daily commute, use this time or your lunch hour to break up your working day and incorporate activity and fresh air.
- Take regular breaks from your computer. Set reminders on your calendar to encourage you to stand and move every 30-60 minutes.
- Stand or pace whilst answering the telephone.
- Do some Deskercise!
Take a look across Active Togethers pages to see how you can build activity and wellbeing into your working day.
Highlighted key health and wellbeing campaigns with pre-written social media content to adapt and use
Downloadable Resources for your Employees
Posters to display in your workplace
Downloadable posters to print and display in your workplace as handy reminders to your employees to think about their health and wellbeing and make small changes to their day to help them move more, eat well, or check-in on their mental health.