Workplace Walking

Workplaces are great locations to promote healthy living and the integration of physical activity into daily life. Promoting walking in the workplace has benefits for both the employee and the employer. Having an active and healthy workplace can lead to:

  • Improved productivity
  • Fewer insurance and worker compensation claims
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Decreased accidents
  • Reduced staff turnover
  • Lower-cost related to retirement, training and orientation
  • Improved staff attitudes towards the organization and higher staff morale
  • A more receptive climate for, and ability to cope with workplace changes
  • Enhanced business

Supportive workplace environments that provide access to physical activity opportunities are increasingly important for business success. Organizations that embrace and apply these practices often attract the best and brightest workers who seek out healthy working conditions. For more information on developing a workplace walking or physical activity program, please check out:

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