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Physio ‘flash mob’ Old Market House for Workout at Work Day!

Physio 'flash mob' Old Market House for Workout at Work Day!

A team of our physiotherapists targeted staff at Old Market House to get everyone working out at their desks and tackle the negative effects of sitting at a desk.

 

The physios used 'flash mob' tactics to surprise staff at work and got everyone involved in a range of chair based exercises and stretches that can help ease the aches and pains associated with sitting for long periods.

 

What can I do on Workout at Work Day?

 

  • get active!
  • organise a lunchtime walk, run or cycle or a team game such as football
  • make use of facilities which are freely available e.g. local parks or outdoor gyms such as Birkenhead Park
  • hold a 'walk and talk' meeting rather than sitting round a table
  • get off the bus or tube a stop early
  • use the stairs rather than using the lift
  • take a look at our Livewell Programme and see what free activities you and your family can take part in to improve your health and lifestyle.

 

Workout at Work Day is now in is third year with the aim to increase levels of physical activity amongst employees during the working day, and to inspire staff to move more and address poor work habits, such as not taking regular breaks. The aim of the day is to improve public health, reduce sickness absence and promote the important role which physiotherapy plays in keeping people 'fit for work'.

 

Physiotherapists have a key role to play in preventing and treating work related ill-health and can advise on safe exercise to improve health and keep people in employment. If you feel you need physiotherapy, speak to your GP and ask for a referral to Wirral Community NHS Trust Physiotherapy team.

 

Last Updated: Wednesday, 02 November 2016 15:07

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