Hospital staff get into shape!

The University Hospital of Hartlepool
The University Hospital of Hartlepool

HOSPITAL staff will be getting even more into shape thanks to a series of workouts in the workplace.

Staff at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust will be learning how simple small changes can lead to a fitter and healthier lifestyle by taking part in the third Workout at Work Day on Wednesday.

Thousands of workers nationwide will be taking part in the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s initiative, which aims to encourage staff to avoid poor work habits and take more exercise.

The day will also highlight the benefits of having a fitter and healthier workforce.

Musculoskeletal physiotherapist Ronan Walsh said “This is a great way for us to encourage staff to improve their health and take more exercise.”

The trust’s physiotherapy staff will be demonstrating exercises and providing advice to members of staff on Wednesday in:

• the main concourse at the University Hospital of North Tees between 12pm and 4pm

• the main concourse at the University Hospital of Hartlepool between 12pm and 2pm

Members of Tees Active and Hartlepool’s Exercise for Life programmes will also be attending to offer advice.

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