Workplace Challenge is a national programme which aims to engage workplaces in sport and physical activity. The initiative comprises of an online activity tracker and accompanying local support offer.
Locally we are pleased to be supported by Nuffield Health in the promotion of Workplace Challenge. This partnership will allow us to promote the benefits of physical activity during and around the working day and offer the use of the online activity tracker. It is free to use and enables employees to record their levels of sport, physical activity and active travel online, plus set their own personal goals and challenge their colleagues, friends and other workplaces through the Workplace Challenge leaderboards.
benefits for your business
By encouraging and supporting your staff to be more active through Workplace Challenge, you can benefit in so many ways:
- Health & Wellbeing: we spend 60% of our waking hours at work, developing healthy habits in the workplace can revolutionise your day.
- Productivity: research suggests that exercise can reduce absenteeism by 24% and staff turnover can be reduced by 16% (BUPA, 2015).
- Sustainability: encourage a culture change by supporting active travel around the working day. We measure how much CO2 participants save by not driving to meetings etc.
- National Network: Wesport are part of a network of 45 County Sports Partnerships, if your organisation has regional offices they can all get support.
how does it work?
log your levels of sport, physical activity and active travel online and compete with other workplaces at the same time. The more activity you do, the more points you get..... and points make prizes!
Challenge your colleagues
take part in the inter-workplace competitions organised by Wesport and other local partners across the area
Challenge your employer
if you want to encourage your employer to get your workplace more physically active, take a look at our active workplaces information