Spring workplace health networking meeting



Moving employees towards being active at work

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Registration is now open for our upcoming workplace health networking meeting. “Moving employees towards being active at work” explores how organizations can reduce physical inactivity and sedentary behaviours in the workplace.

  • Topic: Moving employees towards being active at work
  • Presenters: UPnGO with ParticipACTION and GE Water
  • Date: April 12, 2017
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Halton Regional Centre, 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville

Keynote speakers will share:

  • Latest research on how physical inactivity and prolonged sitting affect employee health and the organization’s bottom line
  • Easy ways that organizations can make improvements to their workplace culture and environments to encourage employees to be active
  • Effective strategies that workplaces can use to reduce physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour
  • How ParticipACTION’s UPnGO workplace program has achieved success in getting employees moving
  • The steps that GE Water, a local Halton workplace, has taken to create a supportive environment for employees to get active.

Please note that registration closes on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. We look forward to your attendance.

About UPnGO with ParticipACTION

Only 20% of Canadian adults are getting the recommended amount of physical activity and our modern workplace culture is feeding into this issue. More time is spent sitting at work than ever before, leading to a less active, less healthy, and less productive workforce.

UPnGO with ParticipACTION (external link) is a physical activity workplace wellness program designed to help participants understand and overcome common barriers to making active choices, and rewards them for adding more steps to the workday.

This session will provide an overview of the research and behaviour change strategies that helped guide the development of this evidence-based program.

About GE Water

GE’s HealthAhead Enterprise Standard for Healthy Sites provides guidance to worksites to ensure they are healthy and safe, and connects employees and their families to tools and programs to support their personal wellbeing. During this session, Cheryl McCann, Health and Wellness Coordinator, and Dan Zabarylo, Global Engineering & Safety Leader, will describe how the GE Water Oakville campus provides a supportive environment for employees to be physically active.