Flagstaff Shoalhaven has secured a grant to utilise the services of a Grand Pacific Health Exercise physiologist to facilitate morning stretches/exercises before work.
The ‘Make Healthy Normal’ grant is being used to tailor exercises to individual needs according to ability and form the basis for education about the importance of being healthy.
Grand Pacific Health Exercise Physiologist Jessica Bricklebank has put together a range of exercises for the team:
“This week I am demonstrating some light exercises and their proper technique while training up staff in how to facilitate them in the future,” said Jessica.
“These are movements that can be done at any time to break up sitting for overly long periods and even warm up on cold days,” added Jessica
Flagstaff’s Shoalhaven Business and Support Services Manager Tania Reay said there has been a positive response from employees:
“Having tailor made stretches/ activities has helped to engage employees at all levels.”
“They are enjoying being active and having fun with the routine.”
“We are very committed to the health of our employees and we hope this can be the start of introducing more activities to create a happier and healthier workplace,” added Tania.
Flagstaff will run the morning stretches on Thursday at 9:45am with Jessica on hand to supervise after two days of training.
© Copyright 2017
Illawarra-Shoalhaven Partners in Recovery.
All Rights Reserved.
ISPIR gratefully acknowledges the financial and other support from the Australian Government Department of Health