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Students put staff to the test

Worcester Editorial 19th Jun, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

UNIVERSITY students put their staff to the test as part of a national campaign.

Pupils studying physiotherapy at the University of Worcester took part in the annual ‘Workout at Work’ day on Friday, June 6, in a bid to promote a healthier lifestyle.

The scheme, which is organised by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), aims to help people improve their physical and mental wellbeing in a working environment.

Kat Wood, physiotherapy lecturer at the university, said: “The annual Workout at Work awareness day encouraged employees to be more physically active in their workplace and highlighted 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.”

Students put together an instructional video, demonstrated desk exercises and were on campus throughout the day to advise staff about keeping active.

Louise Jones, strategic director for health and wellbeing, said: “These exercises demonstrated to people you don’t have to be doing 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.”

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