Workout at Work to improve health and wellbeing – Jo


Jo has highlighted the benefits of staying fit and active ahead of this year’s Workout at Work Day.

Coinciding with this year’s World Physical Therapy Day on 8th September, Workout at Work Day promotes the role of staying fit and active helps in improving productivity in the workplace, as well as people’s health and wellbeing

As Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics, Jo has backed the day, organised by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). CSP’s recent research found that 31% of people experienced pain at work at least once a week, with back pain reported as the most common physical problem.

Commenting, Jo said:

“Incorporating exercise into our daily lives is an easy step toward becoming more active and improving our fitness. There are plenty of things people can do to ensure healthier working lives: from taking a proper lunch break to practicing good posture at our desk.

“The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has produced some top tips to help people improve their wellbeing at work, and I hope local businesses in East Dunbartonshire and beyond will encourage their staff to stay active during the working day.”

The CSP has produced some top tips to help people improve their health while they are at work. Further details can be found on its website:

www.csp.org.uk/your-health/healthy-living/workout-work-day-8-september-2011


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