An estimated 15 million Canadians spend one half of their waking hours at work and most of these hours are spent sitting. Most employees are feeling the pressure and reporting increases in stress related illness - physical activity has been identified as an effective way to reduce stress. Workplaces that support physical activity can benefit through:
· Improved productivity and morale;
· Improved job satisfaction and team spirit;
· Reduced absenteeism and turnover;
· Reduced stress and back injuries;
· Reduced workplace injuries and worker’s compensation costs; and
· Reduced claims against group benefit plans.
Local Tools and Resources Local Contacts and Services
Do you know what programs you'd like to start at your workplace, but need to know who to call? Check out this document for a full list of contacts and services in Whitehorse for all your "active living" at work needs.
Click here for some sample ideas of active/healthy themes you could promote at your workplace.
Whitehorse Active Event Calendar
By no means is this a complete guide to Whitehorse active events - it lists the major ones, and provides local running and biking club contacts, so that more detailed information can be obtained.
Click on the issue links here to read Active Workplace newsletters. Feel free to send them to a friend or co-worker.........
New: RPAY (with assistance from the Yukon Orienteering Asssociation) has recently produced a colourful map showing four different walking routes in downtown Whitehorse. Great for getting out at lunch time for a 20-30 minute active living break! You can pick up a copy of the map (free) at RPAY or the Yukon Conservation Society. Link to a PDF of the map by clicking on the image below:
Check out the City of Whitehorse Cycling Commuter Map as well: