Moving Ahead: Workplace Interventions to Reduce Physical Inactivity and Sedentary Behaviour

The Conference Board of Canada, 56 pages, December 1, 2015
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Physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour are costly to individuals, employers, and society. This briefing will provide employers with organizational approaches to promote physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour among employees.

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In 2014, more than half of Canadians spent at least one-third of their waking hours at work and, due to the increasingly sedentary nature of work, the workplace itself can actually increase an individual’s potential to be physically inactive. This makes the workplace an ideal setting for health promotion. Employers have the ability to create supportive work environments and engage employees in effective health and wellness interventions to limit the impact of physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour both at work and at home.

This third briefing from The Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care research series, Moving Ahead: Healthy Active Living in Canada, will provide Canadian employers with examples of organizational approaches and programs, and show how they can be implemented to effectively promote physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour among employees.

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