Stretching at work
Taking the time to stretch throughout the day can have numerous health benefits. Stretching can improve flexibility and is an important activity to warm up or cool down after exercise. Stretching can also be a fun and healthy break from your computer screen during the work day.
Stretch Videos are now available. Why not configure regular reminders in your calendar, and link to the videos to keep you mobile throughout the day? Try The Banana, The Emu, Reach for the Sky, The Rock, The Twister and The Yes & No today.
This Office Stretch Sheet provides you with 6 simple and effective stretches that you can complete whilst sitting at your work station. The newly developed Standing Stretch Sheet is perfect to do before a lunchtime walk, and for those who have standing roles.
We recommend you repeat each stretch twice, and hold each time for 20 seconds.
Print a copy and pin it up next to your workstation to remind you and your colleagues – have you stretched today?
An eye catching representation of the health benefits that can be gained by exercising for 30 minutes a day. Download your copy here
Step Count Diary
The Step Count Diary is an easy to use resource can provide valuable feedback with the use of a pedometer. You can review your activity levels week to week and see how your activity patterns are changing.
Physical Activity in the Workplace: A Guide
The EIM Physical Activity in the Workplace: A Guide is intended to support organisations in the promotion of physical activity in the workplace and to reduce sedentary behaviour. It is a collation of current evidence and best practice, including a toolkit of resources and audit tools.
Topics covered include:
- Recommended levels of physical activity here
- sedentary behaviour
- barriers to increasing physical activity
- promoting active transport
- empowering employees, and
- making physical activity a cultural fit.
The targeted audience of this guide includes senior management, human resource units, health promotion units and workplace health committees. It’s content and recommendations are applicable to small, medium and large organisations.
Be Active at Work Employee Survey
For a workplace physical activity initiative to be successful, it is essential that employees are engaged in the program. The EIM Be Active at Work employee survey acts as a valuable needs assessment and evaluation tool for the whole organisation, providing confidential, personalized feedback to the individual, and de-identified data to the organisation to design interventions and measure the effectiveness of the program.
Be Active at Work is for everyone – all industries, all sizes. The program is very time and user friendly, providing maximum feedback for both the employee and the employer. The program includes a comprehensive Guide to assist you every step of the way.