Healthy and Active Employees

Staff are an organisation's most valuable asset. Their health and well-being play a pivotal role in driving productivity, fostering innovation, and shaping a positive culture. Yet in the UK, most employees now have sedentary jobs where they spend up to eight hours sitting at work everyday. This negatively impacts their physical health, mental well-being, and even their professional effectiveness. 

Since the pandemic, staff absence rates have surged by 34%, and sick leave absence among UK workers has reached the highest level for a decade. While initiatives like Mental Health First Aiders offer some support, they do little to prevent health problems before they arise.

There is one simple solution which is proven to be the most effective way of boosting health and well-being: Activity, Movement, and Exercise.

Did You Know?

A staggering 39% of UK adults are so inactive that their health & wellbeing is being seriously harmed. In fulfilling their jobs, many employees sit almost motionless 8 hours per day, for years on end.

Sitting Still and Losing Steam

In today's workplace, our work increasingly ties us to desks and chairs for many hours at a time. The human body thrives on movement and prolonged sitting weakens our cardiovascular system, causes muscle atrophy, and halts the activation of crucial bodily processes that keep the body healthy and efficient.

Moreover, our mental well-being is profoundly affected by such inactivity. The consequences extend beyond health; being anchored to desks and screens drains our vitality, diminishes our efficiency, and ultimately, reduces our productivity.

What is Active Teams?

We boost workplace health and well-being through fun activity and exercise challenges for employees, teams and organisations.

Healthy and Active Employees

Active employees bring more energy to their roles and significantly boost organizational health - taking up to 27% fewer sick days. This lower rate of absenteeism, combined with reduced staff turnover, enhances morale and operational efficiency.

Reduced Illness

Our mission is to empower employees to meet the NHS and WHO guidelines, which recommend 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per week. Achieving this target consistently can significantly reduce health risks, including:

  • Up to 40% lower risk of Type 2 diabetes
  • Up to 35% reduced risk of heart disease
  • Up to 20% reduced risk of breast cancer
  • Up to 30% lower risk of colon cancer
  • Up to 30% decreased risk of dementia

Regularly achieving the magic 150 number reduces an employee's risk of premature death by up to 30%

Mentally Stronger

Employees who are active experience many mental health benefits:

  • Increased energy levels
  • Reduced stress & anxiety
  • Improved cognition, memory & mental acuity
  • Improved sleep
  • Better balanced moods & emotions
  • Higher self-confidence
  • A sense of empowerment
  • Higher motivation and drive

These are the very benefits that set employees up for success in both their personal and professional lives.

Our Active Teams

What is Active Teams?

We boost workplace health and well-being through fun activity and exercise challenges for employees, teams and organisations.