Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
P4. Physical Activity in the Workplace
11 August, 2014
Submitted: 8 September, 2014
The Trust intends to achieve its Physical activity challenge by:
â€¢ Offering recreational classes in activities such as Tâ€™ai Chi, Pilates, Belly Dancing, Zumba and Yoga.
â€¢ Encouraging people to cycle to work through cycle-purchase schemes and the provision of cycle storage.
â€¢ Encouraging people to increase daily activity through initiatives such as â€˜pedometer challengeâ€™.
â€¢ Continue to improve walking routes and stairwells within Trust buildings.
â€¢ Seeking opportunities to promote physical activity, through sports teams and the corporate games
â€¢ Encourage gym membership through discounts
â€¢ Advice on diet and nutrition
â€¢ Assessment of BMI and other health risk factors through targeted health screening
We will ensure staff are aware of all this by:
â€¢ Providing an enhanced website-based health and work advice site
â€¢ Promoting health promotion schemes, eg, Cycle and Gym schemes
â€¢ Undertaking Ad hoc health promotional activity provided by health promotion and the Occupational Health Service, linking with national initiatives and events e.g. Menâ€™s Health Week
â€¢ Contribute regular information on health matters to the staff magazine
â€¢ Introducing health and well-being champions to support staff