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Active Workplaces

We all know we need to be more active, but there is increasing evidence that we need to spend less time sitting down as well. This is particularly relevant to office workers who will spend a lot of time sat at a desk. However, there are lots of ways that you can build a bit more activity into your day.

Build activity into everyday life

Top tips for being more active:

  • Cycle or walk part, if not all, of your journey to work.
  • Get off one bus stop before your final destination.
  • If you need to drive, try to park further away and then walk the rest.
  • Try a walking meeting to discuss new ideas and projects with a colleague.
  • Stand while talking on the telephone.
  • Walk over to someone’s desk at work rather than calling them on the phone or sending an email.
  • Take the stairs instead of the lift, or get out of the lift a few floors early, then use the stairs.
  • Make use of your lunch break and go for a brisk walk.
  • Try using a pedometer or walking app and keep track of how many steps you take.
  • Build up gradually to walking 10,000 steps a day.

 

Would you like to join in?

With long opening hours and a wide range of activities the leisure centres in Solihull provide an excellent range of high quality opportunities to get more active. From a game of badminton or swim at lunchtime, to an aerobics class or gym session after work there is lots to do.

For details of the activities, facilities, times and prices charged visit these websites:

You can also view the list of local sport and physical activity opportunities by searching an activity in the search function at the top of the page.

Workplace Wellbeing Charter

The Workplace Wellbeing Charter is an opportunity for employers to demonstrate their commitment to the health and well-being of their workforce. The Charter provides employers with an easy and clear guide on how to make workplaces a supportive and productive environment so employees can flourish. For details of the Charter follow this link – Workplace Wellbeing Charter.