As many as 90% of Poles see the importance of physical activity in maintaining good mental condition. Despite this, according to the latest MultiSport Index 2022 survey, only 41% of working age people fulfil the recommendations of the World Health Organisation regarding the minimum level of physical activity in their everyday life. The same survey shows that non-financial benefits in the field of sport and recreation strongly motivate people to practice sport. As many as 79% of sports card holders are physically active. The key to tackling the problem of burnout is therefore in the employers’ hands.
Physical activity as a recipe for employees’ health
Sports cards and the level of employees’ activity
The cost of a sedentary lifestyle
MultiSport Index is the first comprehensive survey of physical activity undertaken at least once a month and regular sports activity undertaken at least once a week of Poles conducted in Poland. The survey is commissioned by Benefit Systems and each time enhanced with a special part, which this year covers the impact of the pandemic and physical activity on the health and wellbeing of Poles. The Multisport Index 2022 survey was conducted by Kantar in cooperation with the Minds & Roses research company on 14-24 November 2021 on a representative random sample of 1,400 Poles over 18 years of age using the computer-assisted telephone interview technique (CATI).
MultiSport Programme is offered as part of non-financial benefits. It enables employees and their relatives to use over 25 sports disciplines in nearly 4,500 sports and recreational facilities located in 650 Polish cities. The MultiSport card is used by over a million users in Poland and abroad (Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Slovakia). Since 2021, the programme has also been developed on the Turkish market. The MultiSport mission is to activate all generations as well as to build awareness of a healthy and active lifestyle. More information on the MultiSport Programme can be found at www.kartamultisport.pl.
Benefit Systems has been operating on the Polish market for over two decades and is one of the leaders in providing non-financial benefits that support the wellbeing of employees. The company is the creator of the MultiSport Programme which allows its users to take up physical activity in sports facilities all over the country. The Benefit Systems portfolio also includes the MyBenefit cafeteria platform with the MyBenefit Active gamification module as well as the MultiLife wellbeing program which comprehensively meets the needs related to a healthy and active lifestyle of employees. For several years now the company’s sports offer has been developed on foreign markets, including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Croatia. An important area of Benefit Systems’ activities is promoting an active lifestyle at every stage of life, which is why the company implements initiatives supporting physical activity of children, adults, and seniors. Since 2018, Benefit Systems has been a part of the global B Corp initiative bringing together companies involved in solving the most important social problems. More information on the company can be found at www.benefitsystems.pl.
 WHO recommendations on the physical activity level  “Burnout in the spotlight” report
 A survey conducted by Benefit Systems among 7,000 MultiSport Programme users in August 2021
 E. Biernat, W. Drygas, „Ekonomiczne i społeczne koszty niedostatecznej aktywności fizycznej Polaków” (Economic and social costs of insufficient physical activity of Poles), (in) Niedostateczny poziom aktywności fizycznej w Polsce jako zagrożenie i wyzwanie dla zdrowia publicznego (Insufficient level of physical activity in Poland as a threat and a challenge to public health), edited by W. Drygas, M. Gajewska, T. Zdrojewski, Report of the Public Health Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences, National Institute of Public Health
 MultiSport Index 2022
 Health Capital Report, 2020