Physical activity programmes at work have been found to reduce absenteeism by up to 20%: physically active workers take 27% fewer sick days. (Start Active, Stay Active)
Annually the average sickness absence is 3.5% (8 days per employee) and the average cost of absence per employee is estimated at £666. If you employ 100 people sickness absence is costing your business £66,000 each year. (CIPD Employee Absence, July 2008).