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Health and Work InfographicsHealth and Work Infographics

London Sport
Updated a year ago
Public Health England and The Work Foundation have collaborated to produce infographics on the following topics: - Spotlight on Mental Health - Cost of Ill Health - Health of the Working Age Population - Health of UK Employees - Spotlight on Musculoskeletal Conditions - Managing Health at Work for Employers - Spotlight on Small Medium Enterprises - Unemployment and Economic Inactivity - Welfare - The Local Picture - Supporting Olde...Public Health England and The Work Foundation have collaborated to produce infographics on the following topics: - Spotlight on Mental Health - Cost of Ill Health - Health of the Working Age Population - Health of UK ...

Evaluating Workplace ChallengeEvaluating Workplace Challenge

London Sport
Updated a year ago
Workplace Challenge aimed to engage inactive employees to increase participation in sport and physical activity, and build the evidence base for the role of the workplace in promoting sports participation to improve health. The evaluation was conducted by the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity, and aimed to learn about how the workplace can engage inactives and the effectiveness of the method. The report pres...Workplace Challenge aimed to engage inactive employees to increase participation in sport and physical activity, and build the evidence base for the role of the workplace in promoting sports participation to improve heal...

How Much Could Tackling Poor Health Save Your Business?How Much Could Tackling Poor Health Save Your Business?

London Sport
Updated a year ago
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 an...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 impro...

Fitness Sector Social Good ReportFitness Sector Social Good Report

London Sport
Updated a year ago
This report explores the idea that a business with a purpose beyond maximising its own self-interests can ensure long-term relevance with stakeholders, thus creating a more valued and sustainable organisation. All organisations, whether private, public or third sector, in the fitness sector have a fundamental obligation to inspire peope to live healthier and more active lives in a responsible, authentic and compassionate manner. However...This report explores the idea that a business with a purpose beyond maximising its own self-interests can ensure long-term relevance with stakeholders, thus creating a more valued and sustainable organisation. All organi...

What Makes an Effective Work Walking Programme?What Makes an Effective Work Walking Programme?

London Sport
Updated a year ago
A high proportion of the adult population in England do not participate in sufficient physical activity to benefit their health. The workplace setting is a setting in which there is potential to reach large numbers of adults with interventions to promote physical activity and improve health. This paper evaluates the effectiveness of Walking Works, a programme encouraging people to walk for some or all of their journey, as a strategy for...A high proportion of the adult population in England do not participate in sufficient physical activity to benefit their health. The workplace setting is a setting in which there is potential to reach large numbers of ad...

Bright spots, physical activity investments that work: Workplace ChallengeBright spots, physical activity investments that work: Workplace Challenge

London Sport
Updated a year ago
A high proportion of adults in England are insufficiently active. The workplace is an important setting for promoting phsyical activity with potential to reach a high proportion of adults in emplotment (74.8%). The 'Workplace Challenge' aims to increase sport and physical activity participation in inactive employees. It is a multi-component programme based around a website/app where employees can track their activity levels and take par...A high proportion of adults in England are insufficiently active. The workplace is an important setting for promoting phsyical activity with potential to reach a high proportion of adults in emplotment (74.8%). The 'Work...

Work, worklessness and health: local infographic toolWork, worklessness and health: local infographic tool

London Sport
Updated a year ago
The work, worklessness and health local infographic tool has been developed from the national work and health infographics, published in 2016. This new tool includes a slide set for every Borough in London. The slides present local-level data to help stakeholders raise awareness of work, worklessness and health issues and embed them into policy planning.The work, worklessness and health local infographic tool has been developed from the national work and health infographics, published in 2016. This new tool includes a slide set for every Borough in London. The slides pr...

Study Proves Reducing Sitting Time Boosts Office Staff's Work Engagement and WellbeingStudy Proves Reducing Sitting Time Boosts Office Staff's Work Engagement and Wellbeing

London Sport
Updated a year ago
It is widely known that sitting down for long periods of time, even for those who do some exercise regularly, can lead to poor health.Teams from the University of Leicester and Loughborough University wanted to investigate simple solutions to reducing sitting time in the office. The research, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), found that giving height-adjustable workstations to staff, alongside a brief educatio...It is widely known that sitting down for long periods of time, even for those who do some exercise regularly, can lead to poor health.Teams from the University of Leicester and Loughborough University wanted to investiga...

Fitness at WorkFitness at Work

London Sport
Updated a year ago
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and HM Revenue & Customs have issued guidance on using the tax system to offer gym memberships and sports facilities to staff. This guidance provides some advice that employers can put into practice straight away to help their workforce become healthier. The government introduced Cycle to Work in 1999 - an annual tax exemption that allows employers to loan bicycles and cycle safety...The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and HM Revenue & Customs have issued guidance on using the tax system to offer gym memberships and sports facilities to staff. This guidance provides some advice that em...

Taking Steps Towards A Happier, Healthier WorkforceTaking Steps Towards A Happier, Healthier Workforce

London Sport
Updated a year ago
With the average working-age adults sitting for 9.5 hours a day, we are aiming to reverse the trend of inactive workplaces and celebrate employers who are getting their staff moving. Walk at Work Award is a new accreditation which will recognise employers who are promoting walking and physical activity and offer guidance to those who want their workforce to become more active. Active meetings, lunchtime walks, standing desks and promoti...With the average working-age adults sitting for 9.5 hours a day, we are aiming to reverse the trend of inactive workplaces and celebrate employers who are getting their staff moving. Walk at Work Award is a new accredita...