Healthcare staff strut their stuff to promote exercising at work
- Credit: courtesy of ECCH
Nurses, therapists and office staff at East Coast Community Healthcare (ECCH) were put through their paces when they staged a Workout at Work day to encourage people to be more active in the work place.
A lunchtime walk around Beccles was organised for staff as well as a pilates class at Beccles Hospital. ECCH's Physiotherapy and neurology team manned a stand in the hospital reception area to promote the importance of health, wellbeing and daily exercise to the public. Another stand was put up at Hamilton House, ECCH's headquarters in Lowestoft.
ECCH physiotherapy business support manager Rita Marjoram, who organised the day, said: 'It's really important that people realise how bad it is for their physical and mental health to sit at their desks all day. Some studies show that alternating between standing and sitting every 30 minutes throughout the day reduces blood sugar spikes by 11pc and reduces lower back pain by more than 30pc.'