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Businesses can take part in a survey about physical activity in the workplace.

Independent charity looks to boost physical activity in the workplace via business survey 

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A local charity dedicated to promoting physical activity for improved public health is carrying out a survey of employers and employees in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. 

The aim of the initiative by Together Active is to understand current practices, barriers and needs related to physical activity in the workplace. 

The survey will provide pointers on how to support health-enhancing environments which improve employee health and contribute positively to the economic vitality of the region. 

Nearly a third of all local residents engage in less than 30 minutes of physical activity per week, placing them in the inactive category of Sport England’s Active Lives Survey. 

Physical inactivity contributes to chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and mental health disorders.  

At the same time it poses a substantial economic challenge, particularly through its impact on workplace absenteeism.  

“We believe that workplaces can be pivotal in the fight against physical inactivity,” said Lottie Smith, Head of Policy and Strategy at Together Active. 

“With the insights gained from this survey, we aim to craft a policy paper that will not only guide local employers but also influence public health policies at a broader level.” 

The survey is available online and runs until 14 June. Employers and employees in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are encouraged to participate, helping shape a healthier, inclusive and more productive community. 

For more information or to participate in the survey, click here.   

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