Fitness drive for Chesterfield business teams

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BUSINESSES are being urged to step up and join a new healthy workplace campaign aimed at boosting team morale, fitness, productivity and profits.

The Workplace and Workforce Challenge calls for companies to form a staff team and receive pedometers so everyone can record their workplace activities including walks, cycle commutes and lunch trips to the gym.

Senior public health manager Sandra Johnson, of NHS Derbyshire, which is running the campaign, said: “Good health and employment should go side by side.

“Employers need to start to think that health and well-being is something they should encourage.

“We’re so pleased to get this campaign running with these pedometers and the aim will be for companies to encourage healthier lifestyles among staff on a long-term basis.”

The campaign aims to bring staff together, encourage team-building exercises and boost participation in charity challenges. Firms are encouraged to use local gyms, parks and leisure centres.

Call Jon Smart of the Derbyshire chamber on 01246 207207 for an information pack and pedometers.