Workout at work day is warming up

More than 150 CSP members are now signed up to run a Workout at Work Day event on 8 September.

Physiotherapists will be heading into a diverse range of work places, from offices and hospitals to a power station and a car factory. The events are designed to be fun and motivate people to keep healthy at work.

Workout at Work Day is part of the CSP Move for Health campaign, which aims to encourage people to be more active in their daily lives. CSP director of communications Lynne Stockbridge wants more members to get involved.

‘This is a great opportunity to showcase your expertise and the crucial role physiotherapists can play in public health,’ she said.

‘Workout at Work Day is an especially important day when you consider the CSP’s own findings in a poll last month that 42 per cent of adults are still not getting the recommended 150 minutes of exercise a week.’

For members working in the NHS, running a Workout at Work Day event will contribute towards meeting their NHS sport and physical activity challenge target.

This  initiative seeks to get 300,000 more NHS staff (2,012 per primary care trust area) involved in physical activity in the run up to the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympics.

Details of how to get involved in the event were given in the 20 July issue of Frontline, ‘The main event’, pages 24-5.

Visit www.csp.org.uk to find out more and to register for Workout at Work Day.



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