There are many innovative ways the workplace can use activity as a win-win for staff and the organisation, and our own county has some great examples. Gloucestershire County Council is committed to its team of people and in return for their own personal commitment has created a ‘One You’ programme.
As part of this, Active Gloucestershire has used the Workplace Challenge initiative to help link activity and diet to a reduced stress, and, as a consequence, an improved capacity for work.
It involves a four-week pledge to Move More, Eat Well and Stress Less. With employees logging their activity as they go, not only is it creating a better, more efficient working environment, it is providing some enlightening insight into the link between how we feel and how we work.