Praise for workplace exercise scheme

A NEW initiative encouraging workers to become more active has been hailed a success.

The South Yorkshire Sport Workplace Challenge programme was launched in January to get workplaces across South Yorkshire in shape by encouraging them to lead more active lifestyles.

More than 350 workers in the county have taken part in the Workplace Challenge so far including engineers, customer service assistants, teachers, police officers and local authority officers.

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Now, South Yorkshire Sport (SYS) is calling on others to sign up.

Participants are given access to a free online activity log, which records all their activity and active travel.

The more physical activity workers take part in, the more points they earn for themselves and their place of work.

The workplace with the highest average of points across their workforce will then be crowned South Yorkshire Workplace Challenge winners later in the year.

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SYS said an increase in activity levels of the workforce could have tangible benefits for employees and employer, with healthier workers being more productive.

South Yorkshire Sport is also offering additional support to businesses that want to become more active but do not know where to start.

Services are bespoke to meet the needs of each individual business as they look to encourage their staff to lead a more active life.

For more information log on to or to see how South Yorkshire Sport can support you go to or email to [email protected] or call 0114 2235682.