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Physical Activity in the Workplace

Because of the amount of time people spend at work, worksites are an ideal setting for promoting lifestyle change.  Employers are uniquely positioned to support policies, systems and environments that help employees make healthy choices. The policies and resources below can help you guide local worksites.  

Tools and Assessments

The Community Guide Systematic Review of Physical Activity, CDC

Walk With Ease, Arthritis Foundation

Workplace Programs and Campaigns

Wellness@Work: Why Employees Need Physical Activity - a credit for Oregon Public Health Institute 

StairWELL to Better Health Campaign, CDC

Move More Workbook from Eat Smart, Move More, NC - toolkit, posters, and samples

WorkWell NC from Eat Smart, Move More NC - toolkit for small business

Workplace friendly "Anywhere Exercises" videos, Arthritis Foundation

Walk With Ease, Arthritis Foundation

Workplace Facilities

Conduct a Worksite Walkability Audit, CDC

Provide discount fitness club memberships, CDC

Workplace Physical Activity Policy

HPCDP Physical Activity Protocols, HPCDP's model protocols for flex time, meetings and events, and more.

Sample Physical Activity Policy, Eat Smart Move More North Carolina

Bicycle Access to Office Buildings Policy, New York City

Transportation Demand Management Ordinance  (to increase alternative transportation among employees), Los Angeles

Fare Share Transportation Subsidy Program for Employees, CDC