Workplace Health & Wellbeing
Workplace Health & Wellbeing
Work is a big part of our lives.
- 73.6% of the adult population aged 16-64 are in employment and spend around 60% of their waking hours in the workplace2.
- Public Health England estimate that more than four in 10 people do not do enough physical activity to achieve good health. As a result, an average of 5.31 sick days are taken per person per year, costing businesses a total of £14.9 billion in lost working days.
Evidence from research conducted by the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity & Health (BHFNC) on the data of the first 2 years County Sport Partnership Workplace Challenge programme showed that:
- Time is the biggest barrier to exercise
- Flexibility is fundamental to an exercise friendly culture
- A healthy workforce is better for your bottom line
- A supportive network helps boost participation
There is plenty of support to help your workplace be more active, below are just some of the options available in Greater Manchester. Click on the logos to find out more.
Local Events & Activities
The Get Companies Active - Relay Triathlon is set to be one of the most inspiring sports events of the year, combining some of the most important things that effect the Bolton community including workforce fitness, fun, vital charity work and a sense of corporate responsibility.
The first runners, swimmers and cyclists are due to hurtle over the start line on 3 September 2017, the relay race is followed by a family-friendly after-party, BBQ and awards ceremony to celebrate everybody’s achievements together and hand over to our 3 charities beneficiaries.
Get Companies Active created this triathlon to be accessible but challenging to novices after some training to improve general health and fitness, so what’s stopping you representing YOUR company’s team on the big day?
Looking for your next mass participation event locally? Want to become more physically active? Want to raise money for a charity that is close to you? Want to challenge yourself?
THE BIG STOCKPORT 10K RUN - 17th september 2017
Start Time: 10.00am
Start & Finish Location: St. Petersgate, Stockport
Entry Cost: £15 (UKA Affiliated Athletes: £13); £18 (on the day entry); Team Entry (5 people) £50; Please note the 10km event is only open to people aged 15 years+
Support Packages for Workplaces
Exercise ... made easy
Did you know that walking briskly for just 10 continuous minutes counts as exercise?
It's easier than you think to fit into your day!
Whether you are taking the first step or are have already started your journey to increase you activity levels, actilife provides a platform where you can track your progress, set personal goals and even connect with a Coach who will can support you on your way.
Not only that, you can become part of the online actilife community and connect with like minded people to make exercising more sociable and fun.
By signing up to Transport for Greater Manchester’s free Business Travel Network, your business can access a range of exclusive initiatives, incentives and practical support to encourage sustainable commuting and business travel.
Open Minded Fitness Group are passionate about exercising to stay healthy physically and mentally. They’re open minded and dedicated to helping anyone who is willing to put some effort in and make steps towards being healthier. They research and generate ideas to help people integrate activity into their lives gradually in the hope it becomes a healthy habit, rather than an unhealthy fad - there is no quick fix to a healthy mind and body.
The Workplace Wellbeing Charter is an opportunity for employers to demonstrate their commitment to the health and well-being of their workforce.
Health at Work is the British Heart Foundations programme to inspire and support health and wellbeing in your workplace.
By working with businesses across the UK they're supporting employees with heart conditions and reducing people’s risk of developing heart and circulatory disease.
Evidence suggests that a small improvement in wellbeing can help to decrease some mental health problems and also help people to flourish. This document, produced by the New Economics Foundation on behalf of Foresight, sets out 5 actions to improve personal wellbeing.
The Workplace Challenge is a great way to make an active change to the daily routine of your business. Rally the troops and get your workplace moving, enjoy some friendly rivalry competing against local workplaces, and more importantly logging activity will help make employees resolutions a reality.
National Governing Bodies of Sport Packages
For further details contact:
Sports Innovation Officer
M: 07841 776470