About SMART Work & Life

SMART Work & Life is a free evidence-based resource kit for organisations/teams/individuals to use to sit less throughout the working day, whether working in the office or at home, and in leisure time. Too much sitting is bad for health and wellbeing and could be costly to employers. Read our business case to find out more.

SMART Work & Life consists of 3 resource kits:

Resource kit 1: aimed at managers

Resource kit 2: aimed at workplace champions

Resource kit 3: aimed at individuals

The tools and resources have been tried and tested by research conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Leicester and Loughborough University. Not only is this all free to access, but we have the evidence to show it works and can save organisations money! Sign up today!

This simple 4 step guide outlines the SMART Work & Life programme set up in your organisation or team:

Step 1

Obtain support from the manager for the organisation / team / department to sign up to the SMART Work & Life programme (use our business case and infographic documents to get buy-in)

Although individuals can access and use our programme without management support or as part of a team, it is recommended that management support this programme when implemented within the workplace and engaging in this programme as part of a team will likely enhance the success.

Step 2

Identify workplace champions to drive the programme delivery in the organisation. It is up to the workplace to decide how many champions are needed e.g. one per team or per office.

These can be existing workplace champions within the organisation or you could ask for volunteers for this particular programme. Having workplace champions has been shown to be a key factor in the success of lifestyle programmes delivered within the workplace.

Step 3

Workplace champions to sign up to the programme on behalf of the organisation and become familiar with the programme resources assigned to the workplace champions.

Step 4

Workplace champion to launch the programme with their team / department and follow their implementation plan which can be found in the workplace champion resource kit.

Supporters of the programme

With thanks to the following organisations for supporting the programme: