For use within any organization/agency or community group.
<fill in your worksite name here> is concerned about the health of our employees.
People have become more and more interested in eating better and being more active;
Both heart disease, cancer and stroke --the top three causes of death in North Carolina--are largely affected by what we eat and how active we are;
Regular physical activity provides for increased quality of life through improved endurance, strength, flexibility and balance, as well as reduced risk of chronic diseases, injury and perception of stress;
Effective <insesrt date>, it is the policy of <insert your organizations name> that all employees will have opportunities to participate in physical activity during the workday.
- Supportive Schedules To Allow Physical Activity: Flexible Work Schedules
Flexible work schedules can include: Working through lunch to leave early to exercise, coming in 30 minutes early or staying 30 minutes late to allow a long lunch for exercise.
- Supportive Schedules To Allow Physical Activity: Activity Breaks
Employees will be allowed two 10-15 minute breaks during an eight hour work day. This time will allow employees to take a walk, go up or down the stairs or stretch at their desk.
- Identification of Physical Activity Opportunities
Examples include provision of map with walking routes and local attractions; identification of recreational and exercise facilities; organization of walking groups and other group activities.
Name of Organization Date
Adapted from a variety of materials by the Physical Activity & Nutrition Unit Π February 2003
State of North Carolina - Department of Health and Human Services - Division of Public Health - Health Promotion Branch - Dr. Leah Devlin Acting State Health Director