Physical activity breaks for all
Enabling and encouraging employees to have breaks to stand up, take steps, stretch, and exercise in order to maintain concentration and vitality. This is particularly important for employees with jobs tied in one place, for example, assembly-line workers, cashiers, bus and truck drivers, and airline pilots.
Encouraging employees to stay physically active during working hours while performing ordinary work tasks. This can be realized, for example, by commonly agreeing on a practice of walking to talk to colleagues instead of sending e-mails or making telephone calls, and standing and walking during conferences.
Designating a recreational committee responsible for organising sports activities
Co-operating with sports academies by providing their physical education instructor students a possibility to gain practical experience by arranging activities and providing information for employees at the workplace
Training a part of the personnel as “physio motivators” that can give advice, arrange activities, and encourage their colleagues to be physically more active at work
Incorporating short activity bouts into organisational routines. This can be realized, for example, by scheduling 10-minute instructed exercise breaks led by physical education instructor students or employees that have been trained as peer motivators (see the previous means).
Creating active meetings and conferences by making physical activity a social norm. At the beginning of a meeting, the chairperson can encourage everyone to stand up, walk, and take break exercise whenever they feel like it during the meeting, and follows the given recommendations him-/herself. In addition, agreeing on a practice of giving each speakers a standing ovation is an excellent way to interrupt sitting. Furthermore, this practice feels encouraging for the speaker.
Creating active meetings by arranging walking meetings