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Everyday activities are the starting blocks towards a healthier and more active lifestyle for Workplace Challenge participants

 

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Everyday activities are the starting blocks towards a healthier and more active lifestyle for Workplace Challenge participants

Data released from Workplace Challenge shows that participants are using everyday activities to help reach their weekly fitness goals, as walking, running and cycling are the most popular activities being logged by over 30,000 registered individuals from more than 4,000 workplaces across the country

http://www.workplacechallenge.org.uk/news/2015/03/everyday-activities-are-the-starting-blocks-towards-a-healthier-and-more-active-lifestyle-for-workplace-challenge-participants

 

There are more than 100 activities listed on the Workplace Challenge activity logger, ranging from hockey to horse riding, golf to gymnastics, and table tennis to triathlon.

Walking accounts for 27% of all activity recorded, whilst running, walking and cycling collectively account for 53% of all activity logged. This is great news for people juggling work and a busy lifestyle. It is proof that a healthy lifestyle can be achieved with some careful planning to fit routine activity into and around the working day.

The national guidelines for a healthy lifestyle are 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity each week. With Workplace Challenge data showing that 17% of all activities recorded were logged as 'active travel', the evidence is that participants regularly build walking, cycling and running into their routine as part of the daily commute, or other journeys – helping them beat traffic queues, save money and meet their activity targets all at the same time.

The remaining 47% of activities logged on Workplace Challenge's free online tool are split across a wide variety of sport and physical activities. Highlighting that everyday activities are a great introduction towards a healthier and more active lifestyle, but the opportunity to try new sports and physical activity opportunities are key to sustaining motivation and participation. The opportunity to have fun with colleagues, and try something new was key to the recent My Team 2015 national 8-week challenge success, which saw more than 11,800 people from over 2,800 workplaces log activities over the period of 8 weeks. Taster events in dodgeball and wheelchair basketball provide workplaces with opportunities to improve team collaboration and communication.