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Moving more is good for business

Helping people move more can help a business’ bottom line.

Workplaces that encourage their people to sit less and move more can enjoy:

  • improved staff productivity
  • reduced numbers of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries
  • reduced absenteeism, as well as presenteeism (where staff turn up but aren't fit to work)
  • greater staff retention.

We know chronic diseases associated with sitting too much have well-documented negative economic impacts, and we know sitting less improves health outcomes.

We know healthier people make healthier workers, and healthier workers are generally more productive workers. That's good for a business' bottom line.

So encouraging your people to sit less and move more gives great bang for your buck as it’s one of the lowest cost ways to better health – after all, walking is free!

Australia's VicHealth has released several reports on workplace wellbeing. These reports are available for download at VicHealth's website and include a report into the effects of prolonged sitting at work, and how to reduce it.

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