Workplaces to be inspired by Rio!

Posted: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:45

Workplaces to be inspired by Rio!

Inspired by Rio 2016, Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport's Workplace Challenge are inviting you to get involved in this years 'Shake Up September!'

Log just 5 different activities throughout September and earn points for yourself and your workplace. Remember points mean prizes and you're in with as much chance of winning as every other person taking part.

Log your activity and track your progress on the Workplace Challenge leaderboards from 1st - 30th September.

Many of us spend more than 60% of our waking hours at work, often sat at our desks for hours on end. This stationary behaviour is having a detrimental effect on our health, with physical inactivity accounting for 1 in 4 deaths globally.

Research has shown that physical activity can boost morale, communication, lift team spirit, increase productivity and reduce the number of sickness absence days taken.

Get into the Paralympic spirit with a spot of Bingo!

Why not try and log 5 types of Olympic and Paralympic sports listed on our Bingo card! Challenge your colleagues to get involved and see who can declare bingo first!

Download the Shake Up September bingo card which includes 23 of the 30 different Olympic and Paralympic sports plus 2 'you choose' options of your choice.

Each time you complete a sport, tick it off on your official bingo card, once you have completed 5 – Tweet BINGO to @LR_Sport using the hashtag #ShakeUp2016. There will be a special leaderboard for all participants who take part.

How to get involved

  • Sign up (or log back in) to Workplace Challenge and start your journey to learning something new this September.
  • Log 5 different activities during Shake Up September to earn activity points and see where you sit in our individual and workplace leaderboard. You can log online or using the mobile app (Workplace Challenge).
  • Use our 150 minutes activity tool bar to track whether you're actually getting enough physical activity for a healthier lifestyle.
  • If you're in the Olympic spirit you can also download your official Shake Up September bingo card from the link below – complete 5 of the Olympic or Paralympic sports listed to be included in a special leaderboard.

Get active. Take a look in our Events and Competitions tabs to discover great opportunities to get active in your local area including Rio inspired sports days and Business Games Events.

Business Games is back with a difference...And we're bringing Brazil to Leicester! Enjoy an evening of Sport and Physical Activity and take part in our own Workplace Olympics on Friday 9th September at Saffron Lane in Leicester to celebrate the success of the Rio De Janerio Olympic Games.

Get your friends and colleagues together to experience a range of Olympic sports, take on the personal challenge zone and learn all about the Brazilian culture with our special opening ceremony and refreshments.

Make it social, it's always more fun to exercise with others (and you are less likely to give up with the added pressure of making a commitment to do an activity). Invite your colleagues to sign up by referring them through your dashboard.

Share your successes, stumbles and selfies

Join in the conversation. Link up your Facebook and Twitter accounts to Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport and share your successes, stumbles and selfies with us using #ShakeUp2016.

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