Workplace Challenge 2018 is here!
Posted: Mon, 08 Jan 2018 10:00
The 2018 Active Workplace Challenge launches!
2018 is already upon us and it's that time of the year again for the 8 week National Activity Log to commence!
This year the Activity Log will run from Monday the 8th of January - Sunday the 4th of March and this year the focus is to 'Make Every Minute Count' in 2018. Just adding small chunks of activity throughout the day can all add up; switching the lift for the stairs, walking to work, challenging the boss to a table tennis rally or taking part in a Midday Mile. So together let's make every minute count!
Why get involved?
The average UK worker spends more than 8 hours a day sitting down (whether that's at a desk or on the sofa) and 1 in 4 of us are doing less than 30 minutes of activity a week. This level of physical inactivity is having a detrimental effect on our health, causing 1 in 6 deaths in the UK (the same as smoking!)
There is no coincidence that exercise is often called the miracle cure! People who are physically active can reduce their risk of more than 20 chronic diseases, including a 30% reduced risk of depression.
Regular bite-sized chunks of 10 minutes of activity during the working day can help to:
- Improve mood
- Boost concentration
- Increase communication & team morale
- Help you to get a better night's sleep
How do you get involved?
Step 1. Sign up to Workplace Challenge via www.workplacechallenge.org.uk/signup
Step 2. Get active - Discover great activities taking place in your local area or why not host your own activities and events in your workplace?
Step 3. Log your activity via our online tool, automatically track your activity with the Workplace Challenge app or connect to Fitbit to earn activity points for your own profile and for your workplace
Step 4. Enjoy some friendly competition - Watch yourself and your workplace compete against organisations from across the country as you climb our national and local leaderboards.
Step 5. Be in with a chance to win some fantastic prizes!