Liven up your lunch break with Workplace Challenge

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An England-wide, eight-week activity challenge launches in the New Year (Wednesday 4th January 2017), designed to encourage more people to introduce ten-minute ‘bite size’ chunks of activity in and around their working day to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The Active Lunch Challenge, which runs until 28th February, will be providing individuals with exciting opportunities to get active and log their activity online – from office aerobics to company-wide congas.

Why physical activity?

An estimated 40% of people are not active enough, according to Public Health England, and research shows that time is the biggest barrier to sport and activity.

Local County Sports Partnerships across the England will be working with employers to host events, provide inspiration and encourage teams to get involved over the eight week challenge and beyond.

Lee Mason, Chief Executive of the County Sports Partnership Network, which runs Workplace Challenge, said: “The most important thing about this campaign is that we want people to keep it simple. Introducing a small change to their current routine with bite size chunks of activity is one of the best ways for any busy individual to increase their exercise, which is why we’re encouraging people to get up and about over the next eight weeks to encourage behavioural change.

“Whether they swap the lift for the stairs, grab a quick game of table tennis in the boardroom or challenge their colleagues to a dance-off, we want workers to make the most of their lunch break – and their journeys to and from work for that matter.”

Get involved

Sign up for Workplace Challenge for free and take part in the Active Lunch Challenge. Log activity and compete against others in company-wide, local and national challenges.

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