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On Your Feet Britain

Date: 22 Feb 2017

 

The nation is now counting down to #OYF2017 #BIGWIGGLE on Friday 28th April.

This national awareness day gets 1 million office workers to unite together and participate in a variety of fun and simple activities to #SitLess and #MoveMore at work.

It’s FREE to sign up, simply register here to download all the posters and guidelines.

 

Join up and "Get up offa that thing":

The On Your Feet Britain Challenge dares you to take James Brown at his word and convert 'sitting time' to 'standing time'.

Follow some simple changes - it’s easier than you think: 

  • Stand during phone calls
  • Stand and take a break from your computer every 30 minutes
  • Use the stairs
  • Have standing or walking meetings
  • Eat your lunch away from your desk
  • Walk to your colleague's desk instead of phoning or emailing them
  • Stand at the back of the room during presentations
Sickness Absence

Stress related conditions and musculoskeletal disorders are now the most common reported causes of sickness absence from work in the UK. 

Employee Feedback

"As a company BT puts the Health and Wellbeing of its employees extremely high on its list of priorities and at the Consumer Sales Call Centre in Truro we’re very pleased that our work in this area has been recognised by a gold award.  Initiatives that we’ve spearheaded as a result of our involvement in the scheme have included workshops to encourage healthy eating and stopping smoking as well as promoting the use of our on-site gym.   Working towards and achieving the Healthy Workplace Gold Award has been an extremely rewarding process.  The assessment process has provided us with a framework to recognise the actions and activities that are already in place as well as to identify areas in which additional activity could take place"- Tracey Camps, BT Consumer Sales Truro.

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