Active@Work

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 Active@Work and Sli@Work 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.

Enda Campbell, Workplace Health Promotion Officer

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.

Impact of Our Workplace Programme

Positive Company Image

If you look after your employees, your business is likely to have a more positive public image and represent corporate social responsibility. In an increasingly competitive global marketplace - being an employer that looks after their staff lends itself to a competitive advantage for talent attraction.

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Benefits for the employer

Increased focus, engagement, and productivity.

Less money lost to sick pay

Reduction in recruitment costs

Reduced work-related accidents – healthier employees are more focused and aware.

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Benefits for the employee

Healthy employees are happier

Better fitness decreases stress

Fitness lead to improved self-confidence

Self-confidence results in goal achievement

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"Participation boosted morale among the staff and increased physical activity in our workplace "

Sara Doohan, Environmental Health Officer, Health Services Executive, Sligo/Leitrim/West Cavan

Want to get involved?

Contact Enda Campbell on 01 668 5001 or via email and our health promotion team will provide will provide a tailored solutions for your workplace to maximise engagement and returns on investment.

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from heart and stroke disease

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