Radical rethink required to boost health and productivity across UK workforce – new report from ukactive

Posted: Wed, 08 Jun 2022 11:27

Radical rethink required to boost health and productivity across UK workforce – new report from ukactive

ukactive has called for a radical rethink of health incentivisation in the workplace, including expanding the Cycle to Work scheme to cover gym memberships and equipment as more people work from home, in a new report published today (8 June).

The Active Workforce report shows:

  • 4% of SMEs surveyed do not yet provide opportunities for employees to be active during working hours, and nearly one-third (32.4%) do not feel their organisation has the support it needs to do this.
  • The most popular physical activity opportunities among SMEs include the Cycle to Work scheme (39.7%), and physical activity challenges and competitions (22.1%).
  • Measures offered by fewer businesses are those that involve more cost, such as providing access to private leisure facilities through membership (7.4%) or providing fitness equipment for employees (10.3%).
  • Increased home and hybrid working are seen as barriers to physical activity.

Tags: Health, Physical Activity