Jogging safely – for healthy employees

Running reduces stress and keeps you fit, both physically and mentally. You can also go running anywhere, anytime – as long as you’re not injured. How to help your staff jog healthily and safely.

Jogging is an ideal way of taking a break from your often stressful everyday working life: it doesn’t take much to get started. The right running technique, good running shoes and realistic goals will prevent injury.

What are the benefits of jogging?

Running strengthens your muscles, heart, lungs, bones and immune system and helps to burn fat. Anyone who runs on a regular basis knows that jogging makes you happy. The body produces feel-good hormones that lift our mood. Your eyes can also relax while you’re outdoors – a relief after all the artificial light and screen time.

Leisure accidents burden companies

Jogging is one of the most popular sports. It can be enjoyed at any age – and relatively safely. Serious injuries are rare. Nevertheless, it makes sense for companies to raise awareness among their staff, thereby protecting them from accidents. Running injuries have increased significantly compared to previous years:

  • In 2021, over 21,000 runners were injured (annual average: 17,000).
  • More than half of these suffered sprains and strains.
  • Almost 10 per cent broke a bone, mainly their ankle or knee.
  • Most injuries are caused by stresses and strains (e.g. inflammation of the Achilles tendon).

What can employers do?

Knowledge is the best protection for your employees: what should they watch out for when they go running? Where are the potential dangers and what is the best way to prevent injuries? 

Informational material for your employees

Use our free informational material. Below you can find leaflets, posters and flyers featuring useful tips for every fitness level, which you can download and print. Your employees can watch the entertaining videos to find out what to consider when jogging. And the blog posts will help them consolidate and apply techniques. For healthy, happy staff.

What do beginners need to be aware of? What do you need for jogging? Educate your staff about the correct running and breathing technique and how best to prevent injuries.

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Trail running: run safely off-road

Cold, snow, ice, darkness – winter does have its perils. But that’s not an excuse or a reason to stop jogging. On the contrary, exercising in the fresh air boosts the immune system. Here’s how your employees can get through the winter fit and accident-free:

Watch the “Run safely in winter” video Jogging in winter: top tips

Running is fun – but aches and pains crop up now and then. What’s the cause? What should you do? Which injuries are common? We explain how pain works, what causes it and, most importantly, what can be done about it.

How to avoid running injuries

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