Physical Activity

Energising a productive and healthy workforce

Regular physical activity reduces everyone’s risk of heart disease and stroke. Encouraging employees to be active is good for both business and employee health.


Less than one-third of Irish adults meet the minimal physical activity recommendation of 30 minutes of moderate activity five times a week.

Our programme encourage workplaces to support and motivate employees to get more active.

In addition, to the health obvious benefit for employees – organisations stand to make substantial cost savings by promoting health in the workplace and reducing sickness absence.

An active workforce can reduce sick days by 27% and broader absenteeism by up to 20%.

Absenteeism in Ireland costs businesses €1.5 billion or €818 per employee annually.

Janis Morrissey, Head of Health Promotion

Workplace physical activity programmes can be delivered without a major financial cost and can provide a significant return on this investment.

Research from other countries shows that investment in health promotion programmes can potentially yield a return of €2.58 for every €0.76 spent.


Slí@Work makes physical activity part of everyday lifestyle.

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