Including physical activity during the workday is a practical way to become more active. An active workforce can raise productivity and reduce sickness absence. It can boost morale, improve staff retention and raise the company profile.
The British Heart Foundation’s Think Fit! guide provides information about workplace activities. To download the guides visit the Think Fit website.
Health at Work: The Corporate Standard is the quality mark for workplace health promotion in Wales. Administered by the Welsh Government, it is presented in bronze, silver, gold and platinum categories to public or private sector organisations which implement policies and practices designed to promote the health and well-being of their employees including those addressing healthy eating. For more information click on Health at Work: The Corporate Standard.
Pembrokeshire Local health Board (LHB) Staff Wellbeing Programme provides ongoing fitness and health checks, with related activities such as rowing coaching sessions, pilates, tai chi and a walk to run programme where staff meet after work to follow an easy 12 week programme to enable them to run for 30 minutes at the end. Activities are run at different times of the day, to fit into people’s available time. Information is provided through posters and emails are sent to remind people what’s happening and to encourage participation. The Staff Wellbeing Programme contributes to the Corporate Health Standard.