No sitting down on the job: New report shows how workplaces can promote healthy active living December 1, 2015 Busy schedules, looming deadlines - the demands of today's workplace can make it challenging for employees to prioritize a healthy, active lifestyle, but it doesn't have to be that way. A new report, Moving Ahead: Workplace Interventions to Reduce Physical Inactivity and Sedentary Behaviour, produced by The Conference Board of Canada's Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care and issued with ParticipACTION, provides a model for how Canadian employers can help employees change their behaviour about physical activity. The Moving Ahead: Workplace Interventions to Reduce Physical Inactivity and Sedentary Behaviour report identifies two broad types of initiatives that employers can implement in their workplaces to effect change: Initiatives intended for the entire employee population such as awareness campaigns, education programs, and instructor-led activity sessions. Initiatives targeting the particular needs of specific, high-risk employees like health coaching or counselling and targeted activity sessions led by an instructor. The report also highlights several organizations that have successfully put these types of initiatives into practice.