Workplace Challenge are urging employers to allow their employees more time and opportunity to take part in sport and physical activity during the working week. Evidence shows that a shift in culture could not only improve the wellbeing of the working population, but also save businesses across England an estimated £2.8 billion. The manifesto encourages employers to:

- Examine the benefits of an active workforce

- Ensure management and board reporting includes employee wellbeing and activity measures

- Recruit and support workplace physical activity champions

- Discuss with employees what would make them more active

- Encourage activity and activity travel

- Challenge desk culture that prevents active lunch breaks

- Encourage employers to 'move and work', including walking meetings and standing telephone calls

- Use advice from local CSPs to create an active workforce

- Allow time off to volunteer in grassroots sport 

- Introduce activity initiatives such as Workplace Challenge

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