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P2. Physical Activity Guidelines
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 30 April, 2015
Through your physical activity pledges you will be working with employees, customers/consumers and/or local communities. For each group (as applicable) please describe the specific activities or projects you have undertaken over the past year.
For example, employee incentive schemes to promote physical activity, awareness raising activities or improvements to facilites to promote active travel.
Occupational Health have a new Health and Wellness Programme which will deliver topical health advice on a rolling programme to all staff and it will offer opportunities for physical health checks, advice on lifestyle choices and encouragement in exercise, diet, stress management. There are plans throughout the Healthy Heart section of the programme for a weight loss challenge (to collectively lose a Mash Tun of weight) and an exercise challenge (to collectively see which of our breweries overseas we can travel to through exercise, so recording miles travelled). Regular newsletters and communications will encourage participation and good health choices. OH and HR are working with Bupa and other external health providers to join with them on sites and in departments to offer a wide range of health care for the mind and the body as part of the health and wellness programme, with coaching for managers on how to recognise stress in the workplace and how to address it being a focus in the Healthy Mind section. It is our plan for physiotherapists to get involved in the Health Body section to improve musculoskeletal health.
There continues to be an on-site gym at our biggest site and discounted memberships for gyms and health clubs around all sites, and offers for free gym days and spa days have been offered through HR and Communications dept from external clubs as an incentive.
Bupa boost is an interactive tracking device which is being introduced to the business to invite employees to track their physical health and activity, the system is supported by advice from Bupa helpline to all employees.
Occupational Health has this year launched a health notice board on our shared intranet which will be available to all sites and departments. It offers tips and advice for healthy lifestyle choices, raises awareness of national campaigns and how to get involved and how each could benefit our employees.
For example, supporting/sponsoring local physical activity programmes, promoting physical activity to customers through website campaigns or in-store materials.
For example, support for community-based physical activity programmes (such as funding, sponsorship or other promotion activity), working with local partners to engage communities is physical activity opportunities.
The revised Chief Medicial Officers (CMO) guidelines provide physical activity recommendations for four distinct age groups. From the following list, please indicate the age groups you have focused on in disseminating the guidelines (if unknown, please explain why):
Early years (under 5s), Children & young people (5-18), Adults (19-64), Older adults (65+)
Please estimate the number of people reached through your activities on this pledge and explain how you arrived at this estimate:
We would be interested to know if your pledge activity over the last year has delivered a measurable increase in participation in physical activity. If so, please describe and provide an estimate of the level of increase and how you measured this. There is a 2000-character limit when completing this section.
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