Workers take leap of faith to protect health
Staff show support for campaign to keep active during lunch breaks
firefighters responded by jumping into the air for the cameras.
Mark Ormerod, director of Leap, said: “We are delighted with the enthusiastic response from companies and workers across the area.
"There are more health benefits for an inactive person in taking 30 minutes of exercise than there is for a marathon runner doing an extra mile.”
Organisations who took part in the event included Bucks Fire and Rescue Service, Bucks Student Union, South Bucks Hospice, the Public Health team at Bucks County Council and Johnson & Johnson in High Wycombe.
Angela Hamlin, HR director at Johnson & Johnson, said: “Here at Johnson & Johnson we are passionate about the health and well-being of our people.
“We fully encourage our employees to keep active while at work and our team here at High Wycombe has access to a free on-site fitness centre.
“Many of them also participate in a range of different physical and sporting activities before and after work or during the lunch break, including running, netball.
“We are really proud of our efforts and, like Leap, our ambition is to ensure our employees stay fit and healthy through
and increasing their physical activity.”
Fraser Pearson, a spokesman for Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “We are very supportive of this idea. The modern-day fire service doesn’t just put out fires and rescue people – we also are keen to encourage people to lead healthy lives and stay active.”
Workers around Bucks take part in Leap Day