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Why You Should Host an Active Working® Seminar

Why You Should Host an Active Working® Seminar

90% of standing desks are not used correctly or sufficiently. Average use of a standing desk can increase by 3 or 4 times with education. Have you considered hosting an Active Working® seminar? It will transform your workplace by providing very clear understanding of the risks of sedentary behaviour in the workplace and multiple benefits of using a standing desk. We conduct both a pre and post surveys so you can see for yourself just how dramatic the impact can be.

Prolonged sitting in the workplace has been linked to a myriad of health issues, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, and reduced mental cognition. To combat this growing problem, businesses are seeking innovative solutions to promote a more active and healthy work environment. But most businesses who install standing desks find that they are not used properly or sufficiently for positive health and productivity outcomes.

One such solution is to host an Active Working® seminar, led by Workplace Leader TOP 50 Gavin Bradley – the founder of the Get Britain Standing campaign, and Yo-Yo OFFICE®, and a leading advocate for combating sedentary behaviour in the workplace. Through his informative and engaging seminars, Gavin empowers businesses to transform their work culture and embrace active working practices.

Join us as we explore the compelling reasons why you should consider hosting an Active Working® seminar!

About The Active Working® Seminar

The Active Working® seminar is a comprehensive and insightful session designed to educate businesses on the importance of combatting sedentary behaviour in the workplace. The seminar offers valuable research information, practical strategies, and actionable insights to promote a more active and healthy work environment.

The seminar is structured into four distinct sections, each focusing on a key aspect of combatting sedentary behaviour and promoting active working practices:

  • Understanding the Risks of Sedentary Behaviour: Gavin’s seminar begins by providing a detailed overview of the health risks associated with prolonged sitting. Participants gain a deeper understanding of how sedentary behaviour impacts both physical and mental health, as well as its implications for individual employees and the organisation as a whole.
  • Highlighting the Mental and Physical Health Risks: Through compelling research and real-world examples, the seminar highlights the detrimental effects of sedentary behaviour on mental cognition, physical well-being, and overall productivity. Participants learn about the long-term consequences of a sedentary lifestyle and the importance of prioritising active working practices.
  • Introducing Active Working Practices: The seminar introduces participants to the concept of active working and its potential benefits for individuals and organisations. Gavin explores various strategies for incorporating more movement into the workday, such as standing desks, walking meetings, and active breaks. Participants gain practical insights into how they can integrate active working practices into their daily routines.
  • Overcoming Challenges to Active Working: Finally, Gavin addresses common challenges and barriers to implementing active working practices in the workplace. From employee resistance to resource constraints, participants learn how to overcome obstacles and create a supportive environment conducive to active working.

The seminar typically lasts 45 minutes, providing participants with an engaging and informative learning experience. Through a combination of presentations, discussions, and interactive exercises, participants gain valuable insights and practical strategies for fostering a culture of movement and well-being in the workplace.

About Gavin Bradley

Gavin Bradley is a leading advocate for combatting sedentary behaviour in the workplace. With nearly 30 years of experience in international marketing, Gavin has dedicated his career to raising awareness of the health risks associated with prolonged sitting and promoting active working practices that prioritise movement and well-being and in 2024 was awarded Workplace Leader TOP 50

He launched the Get Britain Standing campaign in 2014, which has since become a driving force in raising awareness of the risks of sedentary behaviour and advocating for change. In addition, Gavin played a pivotal role in organising Active Working Summits, endorsed by the Chief Medical Officer, to address the pressing issue of sedentary work environments.

One of Gavin's most significant achievements is his role in pioneering the global Expert Guidelines Statement on standing and light activity time for office workers. These recommendations, published in the British Journal for Sports Medicine and endorsed by Public Health England, have established worldwide benchmarks for promoting active working practices and garnered substantial media attention.

Have You Considered Hosting an Active Working® Seminar?

Hosting an Active Working® seminar with Gavin Bradley offers numerous benefits for businesses looking to prioritise employee health and well-being while boosting productivity and engagement, such as:

  • Increased Awareness of Sedentary Behaviour Risks: The seminar provides a comprehensive understanding of the health risks associated with prolonged sitting, empowering employees to take proactive steps towards a healthier lifestyle.
  • Introduction of Practical Strategies for Active Working: Attendees gain valuable insights into practical strategies for incorporating more movement into their workday, including standing desks, walking meetings, and active breaks.
  • Improved Employee Health and Productivity: By promoting active working practices, businesses can help employees stay energised, focused, and motivated throughout the day, leading to improved overall health and productivity.
  • Potential Reduction in Healthcare Costs and Absenteeism: Encouraging a more active workplace culture can lead to reduced healthcare costs associated with sedentary-related illnesses and decreased absenteeism due to improved employee health.
  • Enhanced Workplace Culture and Employee Engagement: Implementing active working practices fosters a positive workplace culture centred around employee well-being, leading to increased morale, satisfaction, and engagement.

Past businesses that have benefited from Gavin’s seminars include Unilever, Boston Consulting Group, Nationwide Building Society, Siemens, and Capita. Future seminars offer opportunities for businesses to gain valuable insights and guidance on promoting a healthier, more active work environment!

Upcoming Active Working® Seminars

Gavin is scheduled to deliver insightful talks at several prominent events, providing businesses with valuable expertise on promoting healthier, more active workplaces.

The Workplace Event: Gavin will be speaking at The Workplace Event on 1st May, 2024. This event, taking place between 30th April and 2nd May, 2024, at NEC Birmingham, offers a unique platform for workplace leaders and changemakers to explore the latest insights and innovations in employee experience and workplace performance. Gavin's talk will delve into the transformative impact of the Get Britain Standing campaign and the importance of active working practices in modern workplaces.

Clerkenwell Design Week: Scheduled for 21-23 May, 2024, Clerkenwell Design Week is a premier event celebrating design excellence and innovation. Gavin will be sharing his expertise on creating healthier work environments through active working practices, offering attendees valuable insights into fostering workplace well-being and productivity.

Conran and Partners: Gavin will also be presenting at Conran and Partners, an internationally renowned architecture and interior design practice founded by Sir Terence Conran. With studios in London and Hong Kong, Conran and Partners deliver award-winning buildings and spaces that prioritise progressive design and sustainability. Gavin's talk will provide Conran and Partners with valuable insights into creating healthier, more active workspaces that support employee well-being and creativity.

Host an Active Working® Seminar

Hosting an Active Working® seminar offers numerous benefits for businesses and employees alike. From raising awareness about the risks of sedentary behaviour to providing practical strategies for incorporating more movement into the workday, this seminar promises to revolutionise your workplace dynamics.

Contact us today to book your Active Working® seminar and embark on the journey towards an active, thriving workplace.

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