“National Fitness Day encourages the nation to celebrate the fun of fitness and physical activity across the UK and will take place on Wednesday, 25th September 2019.” Fitness is an important part of being healthy and also improves productivity at work.
The benefits of an active lifestyle are manifold. Being active not only helps to control your cholesterol levels and your blood pressure, it also improves your muscle and bone health, improves sleep and helps to control weight. Physical activity is also beneficial for your mental health and helps you to manage stress. Exercise is also the number one way to prevent dementia.
With all this in mind, National Fitness Day celebrates not just the usefulness, but also the fun of fitness.
Wednesday, 25th September 2019 which is this year’s National Fitness Day, will offer people the opportunity to try new activities. Maybe you have always wanted to try out a new sport? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to learn dancing? Fitness doesn’t have to be about spending hours lifting weights at the gym or running marathons.
UK-Active shows that the average adult spends twice the as long on the toilet per week than exercising and eight times longer watching on-demand TV than exercising. And the WHO (World Health Organisation) revealed last year that the UK ranks 123rd out of 168 for physical activity. It doesn’t look good. The organisers of National Fitness Day want to change that.
Last year’s National Fitness Day got more than four million people active on the day, from school classes to workplaces, across every region of the UK. This year, to join in the fun, thousands of clubs, parks, leisure centres and gyms will open their doors to welcome everyone to get active. Fitness is not only a good thing for people individually, it can also improve social connections and our communities.
What can you do as a company?
There are many different ways you can get involved.
- You could start an hour later or finish an hour earlier so they can get involved in community events.
- Or better still, how about organising a company-wide event first thing in the morning or at lunchtime or after work?
- Book a Zumba teacher to come along and get your staff moving in the lunch break
- Organise a competition to see which department or who can do the most steps that day
- Use an exercise bike and take it in turns to get to a pre-stated virtual destination
- Go to the National Fitness Day website and find out how your business can get involved.
How the Work Well Practice can help
We can offer a wide variety of ways to improve and strengthen your employees’ mental and physical health. We start with a workplace audit to pinpoint any issues your employees may face and work together with you through workshops and holistic therapies. To find out more, please contact Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 075 222 777 22.