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P2. Physical Activity Guidelines
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 22 April, 2015
Through your physical activity pledges you will be working with employees, customers/consumers and/or local communities. For each group (as applicable) please describe the specific activities or projects you have undertaken over the past year.
For example, employee incentive schemes to promote physical activity, awareness raising activities or improvements to facilites to promote active travel.
Over the last year FDF have implemented posters encouraging people to use the steps within the workplace. There are also shower facilities and a bike rack at work for people who wish to walk, run or cycle to work. In addition, FDF run several u2018footsteps schemesu2019 encouraging workers to team up and walk as far as they can over a 4-week period.
For example, supporting/sponsoring local physical activity programmes, promoting physical activity to customers through website campaigns or in-store materials.
For example, support for community-based physical activity programmes (such as funding, sponsorship or other promotion activity), working with local partners to engage communities is physical activity opportunities.
FDF continues to actively promote its Workplace Wellbeing toolkit, which contains the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) revised physical activity guidelines. In addition to informing the FDF staff wellness programme, the toolkit is aimed at helping employers from different sectors to develop or enhance their staff wellness programmes. The CMO guidelines have also been incorporated into a free downloadable poster, available via the FDF website.
The revised Chief Medicial Officers (CMO) guidelines provide physical activity recommendations for four distinct age groups. From the following list, please indicate the age groups you have focused on in disseminating the guidelines (if unknown, please explain why):
Early years (under 5s), Children & young people (5-18), Adults (19-64), Older adults (65+)
Please estimate the number of people reached through your activities on this pledge and explain how you arrived at this estimate:
Number of people reached:
To date our online pdf has been proactively downloaded over 7340 times. However the likely impact will be much greater as the target audience is healthcare.
We would be interested to know if your pledge activity over the last year has delivered a measurable increase in participation in physical activity. If so, please describe and provide an estimate of the level of increase and how you measured this. There is a 2000-character limit when completing this section.
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