Worksites can encourage physical activity through a multicomponent approach of offering management support, physical access to opportunities, policies, and social support programs. Physical activity wellness has potential to increase employees’ productivity, reduce absenteeism, increase morale, and employees can benefit from reduced direct costs associated with health care expenses.
Additionally, these programs are often seen as a central component of an attractive employee compensation and benefits package that can be used as a recruitment and retention tool to attract and keep high quality employees.1
(3 pts on CDC Scorecard)
Provide and promote free or subsidized lifestyle coaching/counseling or self-management programs that equip employees with skills and motivation to set and meet their personal physical activity goals.
Post signs at elevators, stairwell entrances and other key locations and use design enhancements to encourage employees to use the stairs.
Provide and promote organized physical activity programs for employees (other than the use of an exercise facility).
Encourage active transportation to and from work.
(2 pts on CDC Scorecard)
Provide and promote interactive educational programming on physical activity.
Provide or promote the use of activity trackers to support physical activity.
- Web app designed to let you track the precise distance of your workouts, and track and log your activity. (MilerMeter)
- Mobile walk tracking app (Map My Walk by Under Armour®, Inc.)
(1 pt on CDC Scorecard)