Sit Less. Move More. At Work.
UPnGO with ParticipACTION is a workplace-based program to get Canadians moving, one step at a time. It provides tailored programs for individuals and a turnkey initiative for companies. Join UPnGO with ParticipACTION today and let us help get your company moving. Active workplaces are productive workplaces.
It’s easy, it’s rewarding and it’s fun.
Small Changes in Physical Activity Can Have a Big Impact on One’s Health
Problem: Only 20% of Canadian adults are getting the recommended amount of physical activity – and our modern workplace culture is feeding into this problem. More time is spent sitting at work than ever before, leading to a less active, less healthy, and less productive workforce.
Solution: UPnGO with ParticipACTION 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.
Delivered through a mobile and desktop platform, UPnGO provides participants with a combination of personalized step goals, team challenges and rewards, all with the support of workplace management.
UPnGO with ParticipACTION is a fun and easy way to create an active workplace culture. Here is how the program can turn your workplace around:
- It is evidence-based. Some of the best and brightest Canadians in physical activity activation, behavioural economics and workplace engagement have helped create the program.
- It will energize corporate culture. By cultivating physical activity champions among staff, and shifting workplace social norms, UPnGO with ParticipACTION makes physical activity accepted, and expected, at work.
- It will drive engagement. This program aims to help people move more, sit less and be actively engaged in changing their own workplace culture.
- It will improve your company’s reputation as an employer. UPnGO with ParticipACTION is a national program implemented by Canada’s trusted physical activity brand. Offering a proven, effective program to help employees sit less and move more will help with employee recruitment and retention.
The average absenteeism rate in 2011 was
9.3 days per full-time employee1
Workplace absences resulted in the Canadian economy losing an estimated 2.4 per cent of the gross annual payroll, or
an estimated $16.6 billion in 20122
Wellness programs save 1.5–1.7 days absenteeism or
$251 per employee
Physically active employees take
27% fewer sick days
and report 14–25% fewer disability days4
1 The Conference Board of Canada: Missing in Action (2013)
2 The Conference Board of Canada: Missing in Action (2013)
3 Sun Life-Ivey Canadian Wellness ROI Study Update (2015)
4 Public Health Agency of Canada (2008)
For more information on how to introduce UPnGO with ParticipACTION to your workplace, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to include your name, company, city and province in the body of the message. It’s also helpful for us to know if you’re an employer or an employee. We look forward to hearing from you!