P4. Physical Activity in the Workplace
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 29 December, 2011
In addition to the provision of company provided fitness centres and walking trails, employees (1603 in the UK) took part in the Global Corporate Challenge. This is an exercise program using pedometers. The average daily step count was 13,000 and Astrazeneca was designated the world's most active organization by the Global Corporate Challenge (GCC), out of 1,000 organisations taking part. The award took into account participation levels (team numbers), enthusiasm (percentage of participants raking over 10, 000 steps and daily step average and engagment (percentage of missed step entries)).Participants reported feeling healthier, with more energy, having lost many (welcome) pounds in weight, were sleeping better and had more energy.