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Active Workplaces

We spend up to 60% of our waking hours at work. This makes the workplace a great place to introduce new habits and routines that boost health and well being.

In the UK:

  • 8.9 hours average time British people sit per day
  • 1 in 4 do less than 30 minutes exercise a week
  • People are 20% less active now than in the 1960s
  • 131 million working days lost per year
  • 53% long term absence caused by stress
  • 4.4 days lost per worker due to sickness absence

Having an active workforce can support your business by:

  • Reducing risk of more than 20 chronic diseases
  • Workplace wellness programmes can reduce absenteeism by 42%
  • Reduce the risk of depression
  • Boosted external image of the organisation
  • Achievement of core business aims
  • Increased networking & communication between employees and departments
  • Boosted company morale
  • Improved relationship between staff & employer

We have developed a workplace health programme which can be tailored to the needs of your business

Please click on the links below to find out more:

Emma Gardner

Emma Gardner

Project Manager (Adult Participation)

Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire

  • Strength and Balance Classes
  • Adult Participation Programmes
  • Physical Activity in the Workplace
  • Physical Activity and Health
Hines Building, Room HB1009, University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester, WR2 6AJ
01905 542031