Scheme to keep ac­tive at work launched

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - ET Business -

FIF­TEEN teams from Peter­bor­ough and Fen­land busi­nesses bat­tled it out on the track in the KMX Kart Ac­tive Work­places Busi­ness Grand Prix at the Peter­bor­ough Tour Cy­cle Se­ries to cel­e­brate the launch of Ac­tive Work­places.

Green char­ity Peter­bor­ough En­vi­ron­ment City Trust (PECT) stormed to vic­tory in the fi­nal, with Cross Keys 2nd tak­ing sec­ond po­si­tion and Coca Cola 1st com­plet­ing the podium.

PECT’s win was even more im­pres­sive af­ter fin­ish­ing run­ner­sup in heat 2 to Green Wheel Cy­cles, who claimed a cred­itable fourth place in the fi­nal af­ter los­ing a close bat­tle with Coca Cola 1st for a podium spot. Buck­les So­lic­i­tors may be dis­ap­pointed with their fi­nal stand­ing of sixth po­si­tion af­ter a com­pre­hen­sive vic­tory in heat 1, with tired legs a prob­a­ble fac­tor, while heat 1 run­ners-up Cross Keys Homes 2nd claimed the same plac­ing in the fi­nal.

Con­grat­u­la­tions must go to all teams rep­re­sent­ing Ax­iom Hous­ing, Buck­les So­lic­i­tors, Coca Cola, Cross Keys Homes, Green Wheel Cy­cles, Nene Park Trust, Peter­bor- ough City Coun­cil, Peter­bor­ough En­vi­ron­ment City Trust, Royal Haskon­ing, Stirling May­nard and Part­ners, Su­per­cuts and Vi­vac­ity.

Hugh Cripps, PECT chief ex­ec­u­tive, said: “Our team had a fan­tas­tic time and were de­lighted to win. We have Ac­tive Work­place tai chi classes on Fri­day lunchtimes which we’re all re­ally en­joy­ing. It’s great to have an ac­tiv­ity to do to­gether and it’s so im­por­tant to have an ac­tive life­style. I’d def­i­nitely rec­om­mend it to other or­gan­i­sa­tions.”

Phys­i­cal in­ac­tiv­ity is a ma­jor con­trib­u­tory fac­tor to ill health and ab­sence from work which costs busi­nesses £692/em­ployee/year. We spend 60 per cent of our time at work so Liv­ing Sport is of­fer­ing busi­nesses an Ac­tive Work­places 12-week sport and phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity pro­gramme, free of charge, to help their em­ploy­ees to be­come fit­ter, hap­pier and health­ier and more pro­duc­tive.

If your busi­ness wants an Ac­tive Work­place pro­gramme, call Ejaz Moghul, Ac­tive Work­places co-or­di­na­tor, on 01487 849913 or ac­tive­work­places@liv­

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