Physical Activity in the Workplace

Adults spend the majority of their waking time at work and about half of that time is spent sitting. Research shows the most effective physical activity intervention in the workplace is changes to the organizations culture and norms. A healthy workplace culture encourages and supports employees to be physically active and to break up sitting time during the work day.  Employers will gain cost benefits such as:

  • Staff retention  
  • Less sick leave
  • Fewer injuries
  • Less disability compensation
  • Reduce healthcare and life insurance costs

Employees benefit as well with:

  • Improved morale
  • Increased job satisfaction
  • Skills to help reduce stress
  • Improved health and well-being
  • Being productive and effective at work

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