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Physiotherapy Students Encouraging Staff to Workout at Work

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Physiotherapy students at the University of Worcester will be taking part in a national campaign to encourage people to ‘Workout at Work’ this Friday.

Workout at Work Day is an annual initiative organised by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), and aims to help people develop healthier work habits and promote physical and mental wellbeing in the work environment.

Events will be taking place in workplaces throughout the country, with students at the University of Worcester linking up with Free Radio to give listeners tips and advice, as well as spreading the message to staff across the University’s St John’s Campus.

Kat Wood, a lecturer in Physiotherapy at the University, explains: “The annual Workout at Work awareness day encourages employees to be more physically active in their workplace and highlights to employers the benefits of having a healthy and physically active workforce.

“Poor work habits can take their toll on employees’ health and lead to time off work, so it is extremely important to get this message across.”

The students have put together an instructional video, demonstrating desk exercises devised by the  CSP, and will be on campus throughout the day to advise staff how best to keep active whilst at work.

Louise Jones, Strategic Director for Health and Wellbeing at the University, says: “These exercises demonstrate to people that you don’t have to be going to a gym to be active. There are plenty of ways to ensure you keep fit and healthy in which you can engage in the workplace.”