The #ActiveTeams virtual challenge is designed to get organisations and their workforces moving more.
How it works: Participants are challenged to commit to completing 20, 40 or 60 minutes of ANY physical activity they enjoy every working day throughout the month of July.
See how many minutes of physical activity your team can build up and share your journey online, logging your activity, encouraging others and accessing hints and tips to help you stay motivated along the way.
Why Take Part?
Some young people are now at risk of having a life expectancy five years less than their parents due to poor physical health. Scroll down to see a video of how children would like to spend an extra five years, which we can provide them with if we enable them to improve their health.
By taking part, you will be helping us to provide young people and children in Doncaster and across South Yorkshire with more opportunities to be physically active.
We do this by teaching Physical Education in schools, running sports holiday camps, training teachers to become more confident and competent in the teaching of physical activity, providing young adults with employment opportunities through sports apprenticeships and more.
Employers who encourage their team to be physically active will reap long term benefits. The shocking statistics below are just a few of the detrimental impacts poor physical health of employees can have on an organisation. By taking part in #ActiveTeams, you’re helping to combat these issues.
- The cost of mental health to UK employers is approximately £30 billion. Mental health can be improved by being more physically active.
- Employees who smoke cost approximately £4000 more in health costs than non-smokers.
- 17 million days a year are lost to alcohol related illnesses at a cost of £1.7 billion.
- Approximately five days per year per employee are lost to sickness.
How Can I Help?
You can enter the Active Teams challenge for FREE and support Active Fusion through sponsorships.
Or, you can add a medal, t-shirt or both to your challenge entry, with 30 per cent of the revenue going straight back to Active Fusion.
If you’d like to understand more about what we do and how your contribution will help, go to our blog .
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