Why you should promote physical activity at work and ways to do this
As an employer you have the opportunity to encourage employees to increase the amount of physical activity they do.
Here you can find out the benefits of doing this and also some ideas to help you get started.
Physical activity is essential for good health.
It can help
Healthier, happier employees will in turn benefit your organisation.
Active employees can lead to
We recommend that you develop and continually review an organisational wide plan or policy to support employees to be more physically active. This will ensure you are taking a consistent and planned approach.
You can encourage and promote increased levels of physical activity in a number of ways.
You can find out more about how to promote physical activity in your organisation in our 'Promoting physical activity in the workplace’ publication.
Go to our promoting physical activity in the workplace publication
We would also encourage you to take part in our Healthy Working Lives award programme. Through this you can encourage and promote physical activity in the workplace and we will provide you with lots of ideas and support.
Register now for our award programme
The following sites have more information on specific types of physical activity.
Paths for all
GOV.UK - Cycle to work scheme implementation guidance
Way to Work Scotland
For information on workplace health, safety and wellbeing, contact your local health board team