Describe The Benefits Of Sports And Recreational

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Describe the benefits of sports and recreational Actives to the public services. Enhanced productivity: in the public services this means getting more work done, or better work done, in the time available. A ‘typical day’ for a fire-fighter includes: • Appliance and equipment checks. • Physical training. • Practical training. • A lecture session. • Hydrant or fire safety inspection Sport during leisure time adds to fire-fighters’ fitness and coordination skills. This tends to make them more productive, because they work faster, and to a higher standard. Improved staff loyalty: sport creates a feeling of belonging. If staffs are loyal they don’t like to let him down their colleagues or the public service they work for. Reduced staff absenteeism: staff absenteeism costs the UK over £10bn a year in direct costs alone. Conservative estimates suggest a least 1% can be saved through active workplace programmes. Healthier, more alert workforce: there is evidence that sport is good for health, if workers in the public services take part in sports they should be healthier than if they don’t. a Happier office environment: active sport and recreation have been shown to reduce mild depression. Overall mortality rates from all causes of death are lower in physically active people than in sedentary people. Also physical activity can aid in managing mild to moderate depression and anxiety. Transfer of team ethic: the idea here is that acting as a team in recreation sport will help employees to act as a team in the workplace. So public service workers who play sport will be good at teamwork, and will make the public service more effective. • Enhance productivity by improved the communication skills of public service workers, giving them a better understanding of human behaviour, and given them a boost in morale. • Improve staff

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