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Physical Activity

Sustain a culture that values, enables, and supports physical activity. Provide access to opportunities for physical activity.

An organization must demonstrate that its company culture promotes and encourages physical activity. The application provides many suggested ways to meet this requirement, not all required. However, you’ll be required to check off a sufficient number of boxes to demonstrate you are offering programming to help employees be physically active. When evaluating your application, the Accreditation Review Board (ARB) will take into consideration your organizations size, number of locations and industry.

Physical Activity Best Practices

RWJBarnabas Health

Activity and Exercise at Work

RWJBarnabas Health encourages exercise by rewarding employees for participating in activities and/or joining a Fitness center.  To help reinforce this message, we have 5 affiliated Fitness and Wellness Centers and 3 onsite fitness centers in our system.  Discounted rates are also offered for these and other commercial centers throughout New Jersey.  We have a running club, Golf Club and Swimming club.  Our sites sponsor stair climbing and walking challenges throughout the year and employees are rewarded for  participating.

Research & Evidence

Moore, PhD, Steven C. MPH; I-Min Lee, MBBS, ScD; Elisabete Weiderpass, PhD; et al
Journal of the American Medical Association
Bergouignan, Audrey , Kristina T. Legget, Nathan De Jong, Elizabeth Kealey, Janet Nikolovski, Jack L. Groppel, Chris Jordan, Raphaela O’Day, James O. Hill and Daniel H. Bessesen
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity