Businesses Invited to Sign Up for the Derbyshire Workplace Challenge
04th May 2016
Central Health clients are being invited to sign up for the Derbyshire Workplace Challenge – a free and fun activity tracker which is open to anyone in any workplace.
New users can join individually, or with colleagues to give an added element of competition, and track how active they really are in a quick and informal way.
Whatever sport or physical activity you take part in – from walking or gardening to running, swimming and cycling – it can all be logged to earn activity points both as an individual and as part of a workplace team to progress up the online leaderboard and help keep your motivation going.
And to coincide with the forthcoming Workplace Health Week (May 23 to 27), Derbyshire Sport has a £25 High Street voucher available to give away in a special prize draw. All you need to do to be entered into the prize draw is sign up to the Workplace Challenge and encourage five of your colleagues to do the same. Anyone who signs up will be entered into the draw, which will take place at the end of Workplace Health Week.
Sign up for free at www.workplacechallenge.org.uk/derbyshire
Activity done at any time counts – before work, during the working day including lunchtime, after work or at weekends. The aim is just to do more and encourage your colleagues to do the same.
Rachael Dyer, Sport Development Officer at Derbyshire Sport, which runs the Workplace Challenge in Derbyshire, said: “The aim of the Derbyshire Workplace Challenge is to motivate workers across the county to get more active and encourage their colleagues to do the same.
“We want to inspire people to make a few small changes to their working day which could help to make a real difference to their health and fitness. This could include walking or cycling to work, holding walking meetings or going for a run during lunch.
“By logging their activity workers will be able to see how small changes like this can really begin to add up. Activity done outside of work at any time also counts too – just be warned, the Workplace Challenge can be addictive as you watch your points rise and your energy levels soar!”
New users can sign up for free at www.workplacechallenge.org.uk/derbyshire
Taking part in the Workplace Challenge can also help people to achieve the Chief Medical Officer’s (department for health 2011) recommended 150 minutes (2½ hours) of moderate intensity activity each week for adults. For example, going for a brisk 30 minute walk on at least five days each week.
Anyone taking part in the Derbyshire Workplace Challenge will also have the chance to win one of a range of fantastic prizes throughout the year, including 12 tickets to a Derbyshire County Cricket Club home match, a team building day at Mount Cook Adventure Centre, a high rise ropes course activity at Lea Green Learning and Development Centre, Derby County FC tickets, and a Rounders England ‘Activator Kit Bag’ that includes everything you need to get your workplace playing rounders.
Individual prizes on offer include a Stand Up Paddle (SUP) taster session for two people at Carsington Sports and Leisure, a £25 Central Health voucher which can be used for any treatment at Central Physio, Central FootClinic or Central Osteopaths, family swim passes for Belper Leisure Centre and West Park Leisure Centre or Rutland Sports Park, a month’s gym pass for Derby Moor Community Sports College, a coaching session at The Derbyshire Tennis Centre, a Carsington Sports and Leisure cycle hire voucher, a ten pin bowling game at The Genesis Centre in Alfreton, and Toboggan rides at The Swadlincote Ski & Snowboard Centre.
Find out more about the prizes by visiting https://www.workplacechallenge.org.uk/derbyshire/prizes
Central Health is proud to support the Derbyshire Workplace Challenge