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active workplaces

Active workplaces

Lack of activity, sitting still most of the day and most of the time is leading to health problems and storing up health problems for the future. Desk based workers are often sitting for 6 hours a day and then consider the additional time sitting whilst driving to and from work. Evidence shows the necessity to:
  • Mix things up a bit while getting the job done
  • Be active when travelling      
What Can Employers do?
Making changes makes a difference: even a reduction of 1 hour to sitting time has been shown to lead to staff feeling more energised and engaged at work.
There are plenty of business case reasons for employers to take action towards more movement incorporated within the working routine. Marie Hare, Community Initiatives Officer is available to discuss ways in which we can help develop your plans to encourage an active workplace alongside discussing the short and long term benefits of this. Marie can be contacted at
Greater Sport has taken up the challenge of getting 2 million people moving by 2021, of course including Greater Manchester workplaces.
Tameside employers are invited to be part of this. Have a look at the background and plans here,
Get Britain Standing is a campaign to do just that! The website is packed with information for employers as well as everyday life.