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Let’s Get Healthy @ Work

Get paid while you get healthy

For many of us, our workplace is more like a second home with so much time spent either on the job or getting to and from it. The result is often poor food choices - grabbing something on the run, lack of time for physical activity, sedentary jobs leading to expanding waistlines, and increased stress levels. 

For all these reasons the NSW Government has taken up the challenge and developed the ‘Get Healthy at Work’ initiative. It’s a program aiming to improve the health of working adults and reduce the rate of chronic disease in the community.

Workplace health promotion is FREE, and it’s easy. It doesn’t matter whether your workplace is large or small, Government, Non-Government, Community or Private sector, the support can be adapted to suit all organisations.

In recent years, organisations have begun  taking up the challenge by  finding fun ways to build health activities into their day. For example, staff of the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, are leading by example with the Get on Track Challenge, a fun, team challenge which builds morale while improving staff health. The program, developed by the Western Australian Government, is easy to follow and can be adapted to suit workplaces of all sizes.

If you are looking for ideas to get your team moving, you should also check out Love to Ride, a fabulous campaign that encourages cycling throughout October and has the added incentive of prizes, including a chance to win a trip to New Zealand or the Grand Canyon.

Get Healthy @ Work aims to reduce lifestyle related chronic disease by focusing on:

  • healthy weight
  • physical activity
  • healthy eating
  • active travel, e.g. walking, cycling, public transport to work
  • smoking, and
  • harmful consumption of alcohol.

Get Healthy @ Work benefits are obvious for both staff and the organisation. So find out more about the benefits and how you can get your workplace on the ‘Get Healthy’ wagon visit Get Healthy @ Work

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