Everyone knows that regular exercise is great for physical health and fitness, but evidence also shows that being physically active is also one of the most effective ways to improve mental wellbeing.
Regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on mood, depression and anxiety which scientists believe is because it brings about a sense of greater self-esteem, self-control and the ability to rise to a challenge.
Promoting positive mental health in the workplace through physical activity can therefore be hugely beneficial.
Additionally, workplace physical activity programmes that foster a happier, healthier and more motivated team help reduce stress, increase work attendance and have a positive impact on productivity.
Workplace Virtuathon offers a wonderful opportunity for all employees, particularly the least physically active, to engage in an eight week wellbeing programme with a personal physical challenge that is focused on developing and maintaining positive, healthy habits both in and out of the workplace.