Spotlight on Physical Activity

Having a healthy diet, being a normal weight, limiting our alcohol intake and exercising are some of the simple steps we can all take to improve our health.

Spotlight on Physical ActivityThere is a body of evidence that shows that as well as helping us to maintain a healthy weight, physical activity is independently important in reducing our risk of a range of diseases like cancer, diabetes, hypertension and depression.

We play our part with a range of activities, both in the workplace and in the community; from large UK projects in disadvantaged communities, to supporting local football teams, to encouraging cycling to work and organising employee sports competitions.

Our members support Public Health England's strategy, Everybody active every day, which is looking for everyone to get involved, including employers, to help people to become more physically active every day.

Under the last government, eighteen of our member companies signed up to at least one physical activity pledge, which they monitor and report back progress on annually.

Government Physical Activity Recommendations

Government Recommendations

Government Recommendations

Source: Health Survey for England 2012

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Last reviewed: 06 Jul 2015