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This guide aims to equip the sport and physical activity sector with the tools and information required to support the mental health of staff, coaches, volunteers and participants as we ‘return to play’. This guide is aimed at organisations, clubs and groups that wish to provide the very best experience for their workforce and participants as lockdown restrictions are eased and sport and physical activity returns. It includes guidance, good practice, tools and insight to help the sector to
Despite remaining in resting postures for long periods of time, the Hazda people did not show any signs of the health conditions associated with a sedentary lifestyle. The researchers said is because the Hazda squatting and kneeling uses more muscle movement than sitting on a chair. Source: http://www.irishnews.com/lifestyle/2020/03/12/news/squatting-or-kneeling-better-for-health-than-sitting-scientists-claim-1862901/ 12th March 2020
The healthiest organisations from the Britain’s Healthiest Workplace survey were able to save an average of 11.5 days of unproductive time per person per year compared to a typical workplace. For an organisation employing 1,000 people, that amounts to 11,500 working days a year, which is equivalent to employing another 50 people. Source: https://www.personneltoday.com/hr/why-your-people-want-to-get-healthy-but-cant/ (February 2020)
One way to increase physical activity in offices is to install treadmill workstations. In this 13-month study, we explored the experiences of office workers with treadmill workstations available in their offices. Source: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0228194#sec018 (January 2020)
‘Increasing cycling for commuting to work in a country with low levels of cycling like New Zealand will require policies directed at both transport and urban planning, such as increasing housing density and implementing cycling networks.’ Source: https://www.transportxtra.com/publications/local-transport-today/news/63278/people-who-cycle-to-work-have-lower-risk-of-dying-says-new-zealand-study (January 2020)