Before You Start > Keys to Success: What it Takes to Make a Difference
To make a difference in the lives of your fellow workers, you first need to understand that getting active is not simply a matter of choice. Some things are within our individual control, but others are shaped by the people and circumstances in which we live and work.
It‘s Easier to Be Active When…
Think about how you could create some of these conditions in your workplace. By taking these steps, you’ll make it more likely that employees both want and are able to be active during the workday.
Workplace physical activity initiatives that focus only on individuals have limited success. Research shows that reaching people in various ways gives the best chance of long-term success.
A strategy directed at multiple levels is also called an “ecological approach.” For more information about ecological models, go to the Research section of this website.
What’s in This Section for You?
The “levels” in this section are simply the different ways to reach people in your workplace. Physical Activity @ Work calls for a broad approach to increasing physical activity that reaches people through the five ways, or levels, listed below.
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