Healthcare staff strut their stuff to promote exercising at work

Ward staff at Beccles Hospital taking part in a pilates class run by physiotherapist Sarah Doyle. Pi

Ward staff at Beccles Hospital taking part in a pilates class run by physiotherapist Sarah Doyle. Picture: courtesy of ECCH - 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.

ECCH Physiotherapy Business Support Manager Rita Marjoram and Health, Safety and Resilience Support

ECCH Physiotherapy Business Support Manager Rita Marjoram and Health, Safety and Resilience Support Officer Alice Kirk man the Workout at Work stand at Beccles hospital. Picture: courtesy of ECCH - Credit: courtesy of ECCH

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.'

ECCH physiotherapists at a lunchtime exercise class. Picture: courtesy of ECCH

ECCH physiotherapists at a lunchtime exercise class. Picture: courtesy of ECCH - Credit: courtesy of ECCH


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