Workplace Virtuathon provides companies with a wonderful opportunity to reduce physical inactivity, improve employee mental wellbeing and inspire a motivated workforce.
A recent CIPD study found that, for the first time, stress is the major cause of long-term employee absence. Conversely, staff with good mental health are more likely to perform well, have good attendance levels and be engaged in their work.
Whilst exercise is great for physical health, evidence shows that being physically active is also one of the most effective ways to improve mental wellbeing.
Promoting positive mental health in the workplace through physical activity programmes that reduce inactivity, particularly for the least physically active employees, can therefore be hugely beneficial.