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P4. Physical Activity in the Workplace
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 29 April, 2013
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.
HNE has encouraged male staff/volunteers to attend and get involved in the monthly men's health drop-in at Middlesbrough Football Club. Of those which have so far attended, the feedback has been very good.
A further 6 individuals have accessed our local gym provision.
There have been a number of Weekend Recovery Walks throughout 2012. Saturday walks have been an introduction to walking within the countryside. Participants have met at HNE and taken local buses in the neighbouring countryside and engaged in planned walks and a healthy picnic. These have started at about 30 minutes in duration and have built up with the participant's fitness levels. We have received very positive feedback from those taking part. There is increasing evidence that getting out in the open green spaces is having a significant impact on the physical and mental health of our staff and volunteers. Sunday walks have been more progressive, for those who want to take part in a more demanding progressive walk of between 7-16 miles on average, usually in the Cleveland hills.
HNE attended the 2011 National Recovery Walk in Brighton. This was a meeting of 1500 recovery activists from within the recovery community who meet to celebrate 'getting and staying well' and turning their lives around. This was walk was inclusive of all people with varying backgrounds and experiences.
A number of staff and volunteers have cycled to work as a way of improving their physical fitness and also saving money and reducing their carbon footprint, throughout 2012. HNE has cycle racks and bike locks as well as shower/changing facilities and lockers. This has been successful, especially so during the summer months. With the introduction of the Middlesbrough Pooled Bike Scheme, staff have received cycle safety and maintenance training.
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.
Please estimate the number of your employees who participated in your workplace physical activity programmes over the last year and explain how you arrived at this estimate.
Has the number of your employees participating in your workplace physical activity programmes increased since last year? If unknown, please explain why.
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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