The University of Worcester is continuously exploring ways to help its employees improve and sustain good health and wellbeing whilst they are at work.
Just because you sit at a desk for the majority of the day it does not mean you can’t still be healthy.
Office Workstation Ergonomics is an important aspect for ensuring health and wellbeing at work. Poorly designed workstations can cause both short and long term musculoskeletal problems. The term “Workstation” applies to the equipment that you use at work and the surrounding environment that you work in.
Check if your office space is set up correctly by following our workstation assessment guide
Here are a few easy ideas to help you improve your health and wellbeing whilst at work:
- Change the way in which you travel to work and between campuses - Walking or cycling (or even running) between campuses adds some extra exercise during the day as well as getting you out in the fresh air.
- Lunch away from the desk - It is important for your wellbeing to have time away from your desk during a long day in the office. Why not try having your lunch with a colleague, in a café and as the weather gets better, sit outside and eat?
- Walk a mile - Why not try walking the university mile on your lunch break and encourage your colleagues to be more active with you? You can complete the mile within 20-30 minutes.
- Share an office fruit bowl - A great way to get your 5 a day and encourage others to have theirs too. You could fill it up with a wide variety of fruits and maybe branch out to the more exotic kinds.
The university also offers other forms of support for employees to help ensure that they sustain good health and wellbeing, such as; mentoring, counselling and flexible working arrangements.
Information on these and more can be found on the Personnel pages of the website