NHS staff encouraged to take part in Workout At Work Day
Thursday, 21 June 2012
Staff at Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust have been urged to consider their own health as part of today's (June 19th) Workout At Work Day.
Exercise can help to improve employee motivation and a number of Nordic walking sessions are being provided free of charge to the organisation's workers.
Workout At Work Day has been put together by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, which is aiming to underline the advantages of having healthy and physically active staff.
Heather Watson, senior occupational health physiotherapist for Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust and organiser of local Workout At Work Day events, said: "Our staff spend their working hours focused on patients' wellbeing and we wanted to give them pause for thought about whether they are looking after themselves properly."
Last month, EmployeeBenefits.co.uk reported that AYMTM has introduced a summer boot camp in a bid to improve employee motivation.
Entitled Fit for Summer, it gives workers the option to participate in a fitness session every week./script>