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Move for Health campaign

File 86737Everyone can play a part in our Move for Health exercise campaign: improve your health and sense of well-being by increasing your levels of physical activity and taking regular exercise.

Moving for health

File 109041Physiotherapists recommend that adults exercise at moderate intensity for 30 minutes, 5 times a week, and that children are physically active for an hour every day.

If you don't have time for a 30 minute session of exercise each day, it may suit you better to break it up into three or four smaller chunks. Just being a little more active throughout the day can benefit your health.

All of us can benefit from being more active and building a little more exercise into our daily lives.

Physical activity can help you prevent or manage over 20 medical conditions including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, back pain, osteoarthritis and depression.

Fit for Work

Guidance for managers and HR professionals

Employment plays a big part in keeping you healthy - just going out to work is good for you, both physically and mentally.

Many people spend a large proportion of their time at work. It's common to feel too busy doing your job to take the time to consider how it impacts on your health.

Common causes of sickness absence include musculoskeletal conditions, such as lower back pain, and feeling pressurised, anxious or low in mood. And if you're suffering from health problems that seem to be aggravated at work, physios can help: see the publications listed at the top of this page.

The Work Foundation

The Work Foundation is the leading independent authority on work and its future. Their health and wellbeing programme has spent the last decade carrying out research, advising employers and influencing policy-makers to place workplace health higher up the agenda in the UK and Europe. See more information on their website.

Move for Health Kids

Back in 2009 our campaign focused on the benefits of physical activity for children with Move for Health Kids (run in partnership with the British Dietetic Association).

Healthy School Day events were held across the UK, with chartered physiotherapists and dieticians going into primary schools together to give advice to teachers, parents, carers and children on exercise and healthy eating for kids.

Move for Health publications

Access all our Move for Health publications using the links below:

  • Easy Exercise Guide - tips on how to build more activity into your everyday life
  • Fit for the Future leaflet - the CSP and BDA give simple ideas to get children active and eating healthily
  • Fit for Work leaflet - how to incorporate physical activity into a working day to help sedentary employees stay fit and healthy, and how to avoid aches and pains in the office
  • Fit for Work poster - for office workers to display, encouraging employees to regularly refer to the expert physiotherapy advice.
  • Fit for active Work leaflet - advice for active or manual workers on improving health and reducing their risk of injury
  • Fit for active Work poster - display advice for active or manual workers on improving health and reducing their risk of injury

For individual printed copies of the CSP's public information leaflets, please contact our enquiry handling unit on 020 7306 6666 or email enquiries@csp.org.uk

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