MEPs present the “sport voucher”, inspired by the meal voucher. What is it about ?

MEPs present the “sport voucher”, inspired by the meal voucher.  What is it about ?

Enjoying new benefits linked to sports practice could soon be possible thanks to the new proposal from two MPs. Find out what the “sport title” is.

As part of a flash information mission on sport at work, deputies Karl Olive (Renaissance) and Claudia Rouaux (Socialists) noted that the practice of sport is still too little developed in the professional environment. They then determined sixteen recommendations and proposed developing a “sports title”, designed on the model of the restaurant voucher. TipsForWomens explains the details to you!

A measure to encourage the practice of sport in a professional environment

On the occasion of the 2024 Olympic Games, the two deputies wish to take the opportunity to improve public health and working conditions by giving workers better access to sports, at a more affordable cost.

The “sports title” would therefore make it possible to encourage employees to practice sport, by granting them more advantages. In addition to this title, the deputies recommend raising awareness among employers, creating a label “sports business”to put in place tax incentives and to strengthen local sports facilities.

Less than 10% of employees play sports at their workplace

If the deputies insist so much on the health benefits of practicing sport. This is because a barometer on corporate sport from Medef revealed that “less than 10% of employees practice physical activity at work”. According to Claudia Rouaux, this trend is linked to several “blocking points” including a lack of “employer awareness”, “available infrastructure or materials”“time for employees” or even “financial constraints”.

However, MEPs point out that it is necessary to practice physical activity and to what extent exercising it at work would have positive effects, in particular to fight against musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) or against the increase in sedentary lifestyle. Karl Olive adds, insisting that “doing sport is good for your health” more than “not doing sport is a danger for society”.

Thus, the two deputies call for a “collective awareness” in order to develop sport at work. They also point out that practicing physical activity brings numerous benefits for both employees and employers, in particular by reducing chronic illnesses and increasing employee productivity.