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Workplace Health

At Active Surrey we are committed to helping organisations get their employees more active and healthy.
We offer bespoke packages for workplaces to help get employees fitter and healthier as well as signposting the Workplace Challenge.

May is National Walking Month so we are encouraging Surrey employees to register to log their steps on the Workplace Challenge and to get colleagues involved. You can even bring it directly into your workplace. Which workplace will clock up the most steps? Sign up for free now

Why should you get involved?

We sit for 8.9 hours each day (on average) and research shows that sitting for more than four hours each day leads to:
•    Enzymes responsible for burning harmful blood fats shutting down
•    Reduced calorie burning (metabolic rate)
•    Disrupted blood sugar levels
•    Increased insulin and blood pressure levels
•    Leg muscles switch off

Irrespective of your level of physical activity, the result leads to increased risks of:
1. Heart disease
2. Diabetes
3. Obesity
4. Cancer
5. Back ache
6. Dementia
7. Depression
8. Muscle degeneration


Walking can be a route into being more active and gets you in the open air, boosting your general wellbeing. So what better time to get moving? Email us if you need any further information: Charlotte.long@surreycc.gov.uk

Active Surrey is part of the ongoing Workplace Challenge, a sport and exercise employee benefit scheme, designed to help businesses support their employees in building exercise into the working day. Employees who live or work in Surrey can sign up for free and access local, affordable sport and fitness sessions to get whole workforces more active together.

We also have workplace packages for organisations, which include free NHS health checks, and can organise bespoke online events, pedomter challenges, courses to help beat stress or start a lunchtime running club and offer links to instructors in other 'office friendly' activities.

For more information on how to get your employees active and help your bottom line, contact us by email or call 01483 518944. 

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Why get involved in Workplace Health?

It is a well known fact that employee well-being plays a major factor in business performance and productivity, thus increasing output and profit. It is vital that businesses invest in their workforce to keep staff happy, healthy and productive!

Exercise is good for you and being physically active leads to a happier, longer life. With this in mind it makes sense for employers to encourage their staff to get moving. If your employees are fit and well, it's likely your business will be thriving too. No matter how small or large your workforce is, our packages can:

  • Decrease employee absenteeism
  • Boost morale in your workplace
  • Increase productivity and team work
  • Reduce staff stress levels

"60% of people improve performance at work on days when they exercise"

          - International Journal of Workplace Health Management 

Workplace Wellbeing Charter

For organisations who want to demonstarte their commitment to the health and wellbeing of their workforce, the Workplace Wellbeing Charter is for you. Providing employers with an easy guide on how to make workplaces a supportive and productive environment in which employees can flourish.

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