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P2. Physical Activity Guidelines
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 24 March, 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.
Halewood International complies with pledge P2. The business uses its various internal communications channels (newsletter, notice boards, intranet, emails, presentations and similar) to communicate the Chief Medical Officer's physical activity guidelines and to offer support and advice on how staff can increase their levels of physical activity. Employees have access to local gym membership offers and the business continues to run a generous cycle-to-work scheme, with free consultations from a local 'bike doctor' to encourage continued and safe cycling. The business is investing in showers to promote cycling to work and other physical activity.
For example, supporting/sponsoring local physical activity programmes, promoting physical activity to customers through website campaigns or in-store materials.
We deal with trade customers, such as the major supermarkets, who generally undertake their own initiatives.
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:
400 - our approximate number of employees.
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.
We believe the implementation of the cycle to work scheme and related initiatives has seen an increase in physical activity and when supported by the planned building of showers in changing areas this will receive a further boost. However, physical activity levels are not measured.
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