Promoting physical activity in the workplace (PH13)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'physical activity'
This guidance is for employers and professionals in small, medium and large organisations, especially those working in human resources or occupational health. It will also be of interest to employees, trades union representatives and members of the public.
Recommendations for employers include:
- Develop an organisation-wide plan and introduce and monitor an organisation-wide, multi-component programme to encourage and support employees to be more physically active. (This could be part of a broader programme to improve health.)
- Encourage employees to walk, cycle or use another mode of transport involving physical activity to travel part or all of the way to and from work (for example, by developing a travel plan).
- Help employees to be physically active during the working day, for example, by encouraging them to take the stairs or walk to external meetings.
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: physical activity
- PH49 Behaviour change: individual approaches - Press release
- Promoting physical activity in the workplace: review proposal consultation
- Press release: New NICE public health guidance on promoting physical activity in the workplace
- PH13 Promoting physical activity in the workplace: supporting evidence
This page was last updated: 30 December 2013
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