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

    London Sport
    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...
  • Created a year ago

    Menopause, Me and Physical Activity

    London Sport
    Menopause is a taboo subject in our society and women going through the menopause are missing out on the benefits of being physically active. Just under a third of women drop off from physical activity during menopause, yet the desire to be active is high and it physical activity can actually help women manage and cope better with their symptoms. Women in Sport wanted to find out more. Their Menopause, Me and Physical Activity report...
  • Created a year ago

    Fitness at Work

    London Sport
    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 e...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    What Makes an Effective Work Walking Programme?

    London Sport
    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...
  • Created 3 years ago

    Evaluating Workplace Challenge

    London Sport
    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...