Physiotherapists ran a vast range of workplace events to mark the society’s WOWD campaign, aimed at encouraging employees to take breaks and become more active during their working day and outside of work. Fit-tastic physiotherapist Colette Nuttall visited a number of local shops and businesses in Wythenshawe, Manchester, offering advice on being healthy and fit at work. For the past two years Workout at Work Day has given physiotherapists across the UK an opportunity to encourage people to get more active by promoting physical activity and exercise in the workplace, and highlighting to employers the business benefits from having healthy and active employees.
A survey released to coincide with the day showed that 64 per cent of office staff are doing more than two hours extra work each night on their commute and at home. Spending lots of time sitting, carrying out repetitive tasks, or using a poor technique when doing physically demanding work can lead to significant health problems, such as stress and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), which are problems affecting muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves or other soft tissues and joints. Making time to be physically active is important for all groups of people, but especially those who spend long periods of time sitting down.
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