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Workplace Challenge national ‘Midday Mile’

Date: Thursday 26 May

Time: 12 noon

Location: Your workplace

The national Midday Mile is back and businesses across the country are being invited to take part in what could be the largest simultaneous Midday Mile! On Thursday 26 May at 12 noon Workplace Challenge are inviting you to walk, jog, run, or cycle one mile as part of the national Workplace Health Week.

Research has shown that time is the biggest barrier to taking part in sport and physical activity in the workplace, with many of us choosing to work through our lunch break. The World Health Organisation has cited that physical inactivity is one of the leading causes of deaths globally, with 1 in 4 adults not physically active enough. Research by our partners the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health revealed that employees who were more physically active took less sick days and were less likely to turn up to work feeling poorly.

The Midday Mile is a great opportunity to take some much needed time away from your desk, which can help improve concentration and give you an opportunity to chat with colleagues improving communication and team morale.

On Thursday 26 May at 12 noon County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) across the country will be simultaneously hosting a Midday Mile event and inviting you to join them. Take a look at our events page to find your local CSP led Midday Mile.

Alternatively, you can host your very own Midday Mile event and encourage your colleagues to get involved. Simply download our Midday Mile poster (at the bottom of the page), print off, complete the details and share with your colleagues!

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    Active Devon
    team BEDS&LUTON
    Energize Shropshire Telford & Wrekin
    Northamptonshire Sport
  • Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity
    Suffolk Sport
    Kent Sport
    Sport Birmingham
    Active Cumbria
  • Tees Valley Sport
    Active Essex
    Energise Me
    Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport
  • Active Gloucestershire
    Active Surrey
    Wiltshire & Swindon Sport
    Active Sussex
    Lancashire Sport Partnership
  • Herts Sports Partnership
    Active Cheshire
    County Durham Sport
  • Yorkshire Sport Foundation
    Get Berkshire Active
    Active Norfolk
    Living Sport
    Northumberland Sport
  • Derbyshire Sport
    Merseyside Sports Partnership
    North Yorkshire Sport
    London Sport