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Healthier Work - ACT Workplace health (office based) prezi

Presentation for an ACT community organisation about workplace health and wellbeing strategies. Includes ACT Specific information and statistics with a focus on sedentary behaviour in the office
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Adrian Ison

on 26 September 2013

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Transcript of Healthier Work - ACT Workplace health (office based) prezi

The Workplace Setting
What's in it for you?
Adrian Ison
Manager, Healthier Work
WorkSafe ACT

The ACT Situation
ACT Workplace Health Promotion
Needs Analysis

A 3rd of your life is spent at work
Colleagues with similar interests
Facilities and resources
Routine
YOU'RE GETTING PAID!!!
On average, office workers sit for 76% of the day
Prolonged sitting increases the risk of:
Musculoskeletal disorders
Cancer
CVD
Death
People who sit for more than 11 hours a day have a 40% increased risk of death in the next three years compared with people who sit for less than four hours
"I'M NOT THAT BAD"
"I don't sit for that long"
Wrong!!
"DOESN'T EFFECT ME, I EXERCISE REGULARLY"
Wrong!!
Prolonged sitting is an independent risk factor, even if you engage in regular exercise

There are many simple things you can do that will benefit your health

And you'll be getting paid to do it!
Reduced risk of chronic disease
Improved physical and mental wellbeing
Increased energy and vitality
Increased work enjoyment and fulfillment
Improved concentration and productivity
Improved team relationships

Strategies
Walking/standing meetings
Stand up to talk on the phone
Move bin further away
Print to the printer that's further away
Drink lots of water (4-6 glasses)
Include standing break in meeting agenda
Strategies

Order healthy catering options for meetings
Healthy Morning Tea’s (or at least options)
Share a healthy tip/fact at meetings
Share interesting walking/running routes around work

Strategies
Challenges
Get off the bus/park further away
SHARE YOUR IDEAS!!!
Apps -
FoodSwitch Better Health
Swap It GymPact
RunKeeper MyFitnessPal
Shopwell Couch to 5K
Quit Now My quit buddy

www.healthierwork.act.gov.au
Strategies
Healthier Work ACT
@ HealthierWork
Healthier Work Network
Social Media
1800 806 258
www.gethealth.act.gov.au
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