Sue, 45, a HR executive managed to lose weight and make her workplace healthier and greener at the same time.
Here’s her statistics and her story:
• Start weight –80.50kg
• Finish weight – 78.97kg
• Height – 163cm
• Additional steps climbed per week – 2,000
• Average weekly calorie burn – 256.40
• Total annual calorie burn – 11,794.40
• Total annual fat burn – 1.31
• Calorie expenditure in food days – 5.90
• Total weight loss – 1.53
• Start BMI – 30.30 (obese)
• Finish BMI – 29.72 (overweight)
"I’ve always struggled to find ways to get fit. I’ve never been any good at sport or exercise and the thought of going to a yoga class embarrasses me. I work in HR so I know how important being physically active is, not just for health but for productivity.
I tried to do something that would not only benefit me but involve the whole company. We’re spread across three buildings so I put StepJockey signs up in them all. It’s been a huge success and we’ve seen a 25 per cent uplift in stair use.
This has taken some of the pressure off the lifts, which helps make the buildings more energy efficient and surprisingly, it saves everyone quite a bit of time. More importantly, all this stair use burns on average more than 11,000 calories per employee. This means 110 employees burn over 1.2 million calories in a year and lose over 168kgs between them.
As for me, I’m climbing at least 2,000 steps a week and, so far, have lost enough weight to bring my BMI down from obese to overweight. There’s no stopping me now, I’m determined to keep going – it’s an easy way to lose weight.
My boss is delighted. Not only do the staff seem more energised but the calories signs clearly signal to clients that our organisation is a healthy workplace to be and is innovating."